Delta Tau Delta raises money for fellow brother and his family
Wright State fraternity Delta Tau Delta has raised over $5,000 to support the family of the late Christina Maddock, according to fraternity member Kameron Smith. Her brother, Jimmy Maddock, is the president of the fraternity.
Christina Maddock died Friday in a U.S. military hospital in Germany of wounds from a non-combat related firearms incident in Afganistan, according to the Dayton Daily News.
Maddock was a civilian defense contractor that deployed to Afghanistan in January as a representative for Intelligent Software Solutions, a company based out of Colorado. She was a 2009 graduate of Wright State, and an alumna of Fairborn High School.
Smith said that Delta Tau Delta decided to raise funds to help the family with transportation costs, and that they have reached out to Facebook, the greek community, and Delta Tau Delta alumni.
“I reached out to the chapter and the alumni of the chapter,” Smith said. “So far everything we’ve gotten has been donations.”
A Paypal account was set up on the fraternity’s webpage, which is where the majority of the donations have been received, according to Smith.
“Over $4,000 has been raised through the Paypal,” Smith said.
Smith said that he wanted to hold a fundraising event at a restaurant in the near future, to further involve the community. He also said that the fraternity would continue to raise money for the Maddock family, and offer whatever support they can.
“We intend on being at the memorial service if it’s in Dayton” Smith said.
For more information on Delta Tau Delta and their Paypal account, go to www.wsudelts.org.