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Students lend a hand after south Texas flood

Nov. 10, 1998

On Halloween, instead of trick-or-treating or visiting a haunted house, several fraternity members personified the Baylor spirit of giving by helping flood victims in south Texas.

When Jeff Weir, a Seguin junior, talked about the destruction of his aunt and uncle's Seguin home at his Sigma Phi Epsilon meeting, his fraternity brothers decided to take the opportunity to make a difference.

Six Sigma Phi Epsilon members traveled to Seguin on Oct. 30. The group spent eight hours on Oct. 31 dismantling ravaged homes, digging in the mud and salvaging precious family heirlooms.

This group, as well as all of the students who donated their time and efforts to Steppin' Out on Halloween, should be commended for their actions. On a day when most college-age men and women are out doing other things, these Baylor students saw a need and went out of their way to fulfill it. Unselfish acts like these should serve as an example to all of us.

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