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AKA Sorority, Inc., Omicron Rho Omega Chapter Keeping MLK's Dream Alive
Published:
1/22/2014 3:08:14 PM


 
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Omicron Rho Omega Chapter, located in North Charleston SC, is moving forward in keeping the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. alive throughout the Charleston community.

Since 1955, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated has observed Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service by mobilizing its members and their communities in service to others. Omicron Rho Omega is a 2014 South Atlantic Region grant recipient from Service for Peace, a Corporation for National & Community Service intermediary grantee organization.

The chapter has partnered with the Girl Scouts of Eastern South Carolina, The Low Country Food Bank and the North Charleston Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club and Troop to implement America’s Sunday Supper and Service Projects in the community.

On Saturday, January 18th, chapter members and Emerging Young Leaders of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, packed school commodity food boxes at The Low Country Food Bank and provided economic information to continue the mission of breaking barriers of poverty and educating the community on economic injustice.

On Sunday, January 19th, chapter members, along with several local Girl Scout troops participated in a Flag Ceremony held at the Girl Scouts of Eastern South Carolina Office in North Charleston.

The ceremony was dedicated to all military personnel in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Lt. Col. Debi Rieflin (USAF) was the guest speaker.

Following the ceremony, chapter members along with the North Charleston Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club and Troop hosted a Military Appreciation Sunday Supper at the Low Country Food Bank.

On Friday, January 24th, chapter members will participate in the Omicron Rho Omega Community Based Service Project with Burke High School at The Low Country Food Bank.

Beginning January 20th through February 28th, the members of the North Charleston Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated have committed themselves to participating in the Service for Peace 40 Days of Peace Initiative.

Everyone is encouraged to identify, commit and engage in positive acts of kindness and service that makes a positive difference throughout our communities.

The Chapter has also partnered with the Girl Scouts of Eastern South Carolina to participate in a non-perishable food drive.

Omicron Rho Omega challenges the community to commit themselves to 40 Days of Peace, and to also participate in the Food Drive to benefit those in need throughout our community.

Food items can be dropped off at the Low Country Food Bank, the Girls Scouts of Eastern South Carolina Office in North Charleston or the Felix Davis Community Center located at Park Circle, North Charleston.

Please indicate that your donation is a part of the 40 Days of Peace campaign.

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Submitted By: jc Submitted: 1/23/2014
"Cowardice asks the question, 'Is it safe?' Expediency asks the question, 'Is it politic?' Vanity asks the question, 'Is it popular?' But, conscience asks the question, 'Is it right?' And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but one must take it because one's conscience tells one that it is right." ~ Martin Luther King Jr. MLK would have taken this next step, just as his wife Coretta and son Dexter did: youtube.com/watch?v=E6ehL18rqlM?


 
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