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Standing in solidarity

Andrew Ritter and Johnny Dang | Sunday, February 17, 2013

On Feb. 6, you once again showed what it means to be a community that stands for so much more than itself. On that cold Wednesday, you all came together with the men of Siegfried Hall and helped to raise more than $5,400 for the South Bend Center for the Homeless. Seeing our state of cold for one day, you all reached into your pockets and pulled out so much to help those who must brave the cold every day. On behalf of the men of Siegfried Hall, we cannot thank you enough for your donations.
What exactly do we do on the Day of Man? Are we trying to prove our masculinity by showing off our muscles and enduring the cold without flinching? We would much rather describe the Day of Man as a time when the men of Siegfried stand together to be the men we wish to become: men who stand for something bigger than one person and one action, men who brave the cold to stand in solidarity with those who may need a helping hand. This vision defines the Day of Man and guides us into the elements on that cold February day.
Once more, we offer our gratitude for your help. This year, the Day of Man is once again a success because of your kindness. Thanks for standing alongside us in solidarity with those who may have fallen on hard times. Thanks for affirming our efforts and helping us to become the best men that we can be.

 Andrew Ritter
Siegfried Hall
Johnny Dang
Siegfried Hall