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XDA Serves Cusco, Peru With MEDLIFE

Organized by: Chi Delta Alpha

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THE STORY:

Chi Delta Alpha is Virginia Tech's only all-female service organization. The sorority contributes to the New River Valley through numerous service efforts with various organizations. Members are required to complete at least 32 hours of service per semester. In addition to volunteering in the community throughout the year, Chi Delta Alpha takes a week long service trip each year. In January of 2015 they plan to travel to Cusco, Peru to work with MEDLIFE.

The largely indigenous population of Cusco, Peru and many its surrounding communities continue to live in extreme poverty. In the rural mountainside pueblos, roads are often unpaved and unsafe, schools are stocked with only the most basic teaching supplies, and the nearest hospital may be up to two hours away by car. Residents of Cusco and its surrounding territory strongly identify with the indigenous Quechua culture, and the economy relies heavily on agriculture. Heavy rains and earthquakes frequently produce further hardships, as evidenced by the January 2010 flooding, which wiped out roads, utility grids, and structures alike. Not spared from the destruction were many of the area's few medical clinics.

MEDLIFE believes that in order to improve the overall health and welfare of families and communities in need, a comprehensive approach is needed. With this goal in mind, MEDLIFE seeks to deliver aid through three broad avenues: Medicine, Education, and Development. MEDLIFE divides donations into two funds, the MEDLIFE Fund, which dedicates 100% of every donation toward building sustainable development projects for poor communities, and the Mission Fund which is the broadest kind of giving to MEDLIFE and helps MEDLIFE accomplish its overall mission by funding logistical and operational expenses.

As an organization we've never been out of the country for our service trip, so this is going to be a big step for us. We have a goal of taking around 25 members with the estimated cost of the trip being $1,700 per person (including airfare.) We are planning to fundraise to supplement payment for this trip and raise awareness of the issues we will be tackling. Please help support our mission by donating or just sharing the link!

$11,472

 

52% Raised of $22,100 Goal

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  • Sonia Shultis

    $100

  • Betsy Shultis

    $250

  • Sharkey's Bake Sale 5/17-5/18

    $1,095

  • Woodbine Yard Sale (Robyn)

    $50

  • May Brittni Individual Funds Raised

    $75

  • May Lauren F. Individual Funds Raised

    $200

  • May Lisa Individual Funds Raised

    $80

  • May Ali Individual Funds Raised

    $75

  • May Robyn Individual Funds Raised

    $80

  • June Liv Individual Funds Raised

    $262

  • July Liv Individual Funds Raised

    $381

  • July Kathryn Individual Funds Raised

    $310

  • July Lisa Individual Funds Raised

    $10

  • Hokie House % Night 8/21

    $330

  • Yardsale # 2

    $182

  • 8/30 Bakesale

    $138

  • Bake Sale 9/13

    $291

  • August Kathryn Individual Funds Raised

    $530

  • August Brittni Individual Funds Raised

    $50

  • 9/20 Bakesale

    $407

  • T-Shirt Sales

    $238

  • September Brittni Individual Funds Raised

    $20

  • Bake Sale 9/27

    $345

  • September Kathryn Individual Funds Raised

    $200

  • Chipotle % Night

    $710

  • Steven & Cathi House

    $250

  • In Balance Yoga

    $132

  • Benny's

    $308

  • Car Wash

    $154

  • Sarah & Esteban

    $50

  • Moe's % Night 10/23

    $1

  • Moe's Bake Sale 10/23

    $664

  • September Catherine Individual Funds Raised

    $10

  • PenworthyLLC

    $100

  • Bake Sale 11/1

    $197

  • Buffalo Wild Wings

    $234

  • October Lauren Minson Individual Funds Raised

    $680

  • October Kathryn Individual Funds raised

    $115

  • Amy Acker Kearse

    $50

  • steve Jacobs

    $50

  • The Cellar

    $259

  • Blacksburg Breakfast Lions Club

    $250

  • Champs

    $50

  • PKs % night

    $257

  • Hokie House % Night 2

    $437

  • November Kathryn Individual Funds Raised

    $100

  • November Taylor Individual Funds Raised

    $290

  • November Liv Individual Funds Raised

    $425

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Donor Comments

November Taylor Individual Funds Raised

November Taylor Individual Funds Raised

DONATION: $290

3 years ago

November Kathryn Individual Funds Raised

November Kathryn Individual Funds Raised

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

November Liv Individual Funds Raised

November Liv Individual Funds Raised

DONATION: $425

3 years ago

Hokie House % Night 2

Hokie House % Night 2

DONATION: $437

3 years ago

PKs % night

PKs % night

DONATION: $257

3 years ago

steve Jacobs

steve Jacobs

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Champs

Champs

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Blacksburg Breakfast Lions Club

Blacksburg Breakfast Lions Club

DONATION: $250

3 years ago

The Cellar

The Cellar

DONATION: $259

3 years ago

Amy Acker Kearse

Amy Acker Kearse

DONATION: $50

XDA has come such a long way since I graduated in 1990. Keep up the good work! 3 years ago

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