Teeter-totter marathon

By WEEK Reporter

March 23, 2014 Updated Mar 23, 2014 at 11:25 PM CDT

Washington, Ill. -- Washington town square had a slightly different look over the weekend.

Members of Eureka College's Delta Sigma Phi fraternity were part of a 24-hour teeter-totter marathon.

From 4 p.m. Saturday to 4 p.m. Sunday, members stood on the corners of town square collecting donations for the city of Washington and the American Red Cross; all of the donations go towards tornado relief efforts.

The fraternity has been doing this fundraiser for more than 20 years, each year benefiting a different charity.

This year, they decided to move it from Eureka to Washington.

A member of the fraternity says the teeter- totter is what sets them apart.

"It fits with our values. The fraternity's motto is building better men, and the best way to be a better person is to give back to your community," said Delta Sigma Phi member Coleman Payne.

Because of the busy intersection, the group had a lot of success with donations.

They hope to beat last year's total of $4,300.