Early on the morning of Sunday, January 27, a fire heavily damaged the rear section of the Alpha Lambda (Illinois Wesleyan) Chapter House. All 15 brothers who live in the house escaped unharmed. 

At least two bedrooms were severely damaged by fire and the back third of the building was significantly damaged. Firefighters broke doors to get into other rooms and smoke damaged the contents of much of the house.

The fire was caused by an electrical problem between the basement ceiling and the third floor. You can read more about the Alpha Lambda Chapter house fire at these two links:

Pantagraph Article #1, published January 28, 2008.
Pantagraph Article #2, published January 30, 2008.

How You Can Help:

Donations are accepted as follows: 

  • Make check payable to “Alpha Lambda Chapter, Phi Mu Alpha” and write “Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Aid Fund” on the memo line.
  • Mail the check to:
         Phi Mu Alpha
         Presser Hall
         1210 N. Park Street
         Bloomington, IL 61701

Additionally, Alpha Lambda will be holding a Work Day Benefit on Saturday, February 16th at 8:00am. Breakfast and lunch will be provided as brothers from around the region help the men of Alpha Lambda clean up the house. After work finishes up at 3pm, brothers will head out to an inexpensive buffet dinner, with a silent auction, poker tournament and much more! If you’re interested in attending the Work Day Benefit event, contact George Astling at gast_71@hotmail.com to RSVP.