On June 2, juniors Shad Albarazanji and Trey Bright joined their fraternity’s members from across the country on the 4,000-mile Journey of Hope .
“While we are excited to help people along our journey, we’re most excited about what they’re going to do for us — the friendships we’ll make,” Bright said. “We will meet a lot of people, and they’re going to really touch us.”
Push America is the fraternity’s national philanthropy. It raises money through construction projects and cycling events to provide accommodations for people with disabilities.
Each summer, more than 100 Pi Kappa Phi members from across the country cycle in Journey of Hope, Push America’s biggest event. Each participant pledges to raise $5,500 on his own, contributing to the nearly $500,000 raised through the event. The teams rely on logistical planning to get them across the country, receiving room and board from schools, churches and households.