Eta Sigma, San Diego State University
P.S. Sorry about the formatting but that's how it copied from the email. Let me know if you can't read it!
Words cannot express the amazing support and prayers
>that you all have sent to the Virginia Tech Community and Eta Pi chapter.
>This tragedy hit our students hard and is still a shock to most of us. To
> give an accurate account I want to fill everyone in on the details of
>the day. I awoke to the first email that there was a shooting in a
>dorm. I, like many others, thought that was the only incident and was
>going to call the women of our chapter who lived on campus to share my
>concern for their well-being. Within 20 minutes, we had been placed on
>lock down and people were being killed. I woke up my executive team and
>some other women in the house, split our phone list and began calling. I
>kept the chapter as informed as I could but the day honestly is a blur.
>My first concern was the safety of all 130 women. After hours of
>difficult communication lines with cell phones being tied up and students
>being held on campus, we had all but
> one contacted. Rumors flew and I had no concrete information until I
>heard from a close friend that we had a woman shot and in the hospital.
>She is in full recovery and I believe everyone's prayers got her through.
>Other chapters on our campus were not as fortunate and we are praying and
>holding together as a Greek community. Today's ceremonies with President
>Bush, the First Lady and the entire Virginia Tech community were moving,
>beautiful, and brought the realization that this tragic event had
>happened. The Sisters of Eta Pi have received every one of your emails
>and have appreciated the kind words and thoughts. I will speak with our
>sister's family about receiving gifts at the hospital but below is the
>house address Alpha Delta Pi 77A SPH Q Blacksburg, VA 24060 Again,
>I cannot put into words how I feel every time I receive another email from
>an Alumnae, chapter advisor, chapter president, or international officer.
>Your spirits have kept us
> going and we are truly blessed to have a bond so close that can be
>understood when so little can be said. Please feel free to contact:
> Me, Pam Reiss- President firstname.lastname@example.org Hayley Hall- EVP
>email@example.com Judie Reemsnyder- Chapter Advisor 1finepi@comcast.
> Amy Parsons- TME Advisor aparsons02@aol.
Thank you so much
>for the thoughts and prayers, please keep our sisters and the Virginia
>Tech community in your hearts.
Love and Loyally, Pam
May the Lord
>bless you and keep you May the Lord make his face shine upon you and be
>gracious to you May the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you
>peace In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit Amen Pamela
>Reiss firstname.lastname@example.org College of Science Alpha Delta Pi- Eta Pi President