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Old 04-03-2021, 07:04 PM
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LSU Fiji chapter pays off former house cook's mortgage

https://www.theadvocate.com/baton_ro...6bca995b9.html

Jessie Hamilton had been working 2 jobs or more since she was 14. This included 14 years as a cook at the Fiji house at LSU. She bought a house and took out a 30-year mortgage at age 60 and planned to keep working until the mortgage was paid off. A brother who remembered her from his collegiate days coordinated donations from 90 brothers, and presented her with a check on her 74th birthday. She can now pay off her mortgage and retire. There's even some money left over for her to spend on herself.

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Old 04-03-2021, 08:59 PM
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What a fantastic and heartwarming story! This is the kind of "frat stuff" that should make the news, not just the troublesome things. Sounds like she's a wonderful woman who definitely impacted many of the members.
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Old 04-03-2021, 10:46 PM
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One of the best Feel Good stories I've heard in a while! Thank you, FIJI!
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Old 04-04-2021, 06:29 PM
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PROUD to be a Fiji brother with these fine young men!! Yes...we need to read more news like this—and I’m sure there are more such stories involving the Greek community as a whole.

Thanks for posting this FEEL-GOOD story over Easter weekend.
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Old 04-11-2021, 06:10 PM
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Old 04-12-2021, 06:40 PM
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This is amazing. I wish stories like this would get plastered all over the news!
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Old 04-13-2021, 01:26 PM
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This is amazing. I wish stories like this would get plastered all over the news!
I mean, if we're going to start wishing for stuff, my wish is that housing could be affordable enough that someone wouldn't have to wait until they're 60 to buy their first home, with the plan of working until the age of 90 to make the payments. The idea of a woman in her 70s and 80's working two jobs to have a place to live (which she would still be doing if the Fiji brothers hadn't stepped in) is, quite frankly, heartbreaking.

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Old 04-13-2021, 02:33 PM
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Chi-o-cat—Thanks so much for taking this one step further...you are RIGHT ON THE MONEY! I keep hoping paycheck equality and a LIVING wage instead of just a MINIMUM wage will become a reality.

Charity and a helping hand are ALWAYS admirable and certainly welcome; I just wish they could more often be just the icing on the cake rather than the cake itself.
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Old 04-13-2021, 08:08 PM
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It made the front page of the Washington Post, too:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifes...-mortgage-lsu/
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