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Fraternities, sororities donate $107,000 from walkathon to South County Habitat

The fraternity and sorority community at the University of Rhode Island raised $107,000 at the “Pound the Pavement, Pound a Nail” walkathon, an annual event sponsored by the URI South County Habitat for Humanity partnership committee. The funds were turned over to the organization on Saturday at the dedication of the most recent home built in the Old North Village on the edge of the Kingston campus.

More than 500 students from all of URI’s 24 fraternities and sororities participated in the walk, and they collectively raised $53,451.56. Two anonymous URI alumni and former Greek life members matched the funds raised by the students, bringing the combined total of...

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