Ser­vice in the Rain

Lo­cal soror­ity sis­ters give away back­packs, school sup­plies,

The Progress-Index Weekend - - LIFE STYLES -

A lit­tle rain could not de­ter the mem­bers of Zeta Phi Beta Soror­ity Inc. Al­pha Omega Zeta Chap­ter from serv­ing the Peters­burg com­mu­nity. The Peters­burg chap­ter, in con­junc­tion with the Nu­bian Kruzers MC Club, con­ducted their second an­nual back­pack give­away on Satur­day, Aug. 12. The chap­ter was able to pro­vide 180 back­packs and 10 give­away bags so that Peters­burg chil­dren will have the items they need to be­gin the 2017-2018 school year, which is just a cou­ple weeks away.

Mem­bers of the Nu­bian Kruzers mo­tor­cy­cle club pro­vided free ham­burg­ers, hot dogs, and drinks to all the fam­i­lies who stopped by to re­ceive back­packs. Mem­bers of Zeta Phi Beta Soror­ity Inc., Phi Chap­ter, lo­cated on the cam­pus of Vir­ginia State University, were on hand to help serve food. Also on hand were mem­bers of the lo­cal chap­ter of the Chris­tian Women Al­liance who pro­vided free blood pres­sure checks and dis­trib­uted bag lunches.

In ad­di­tion to pro­vid­ing back­packs for chil­dren, the Al­pha Omega Zeta chap­ter mem­bers pro­vided school sup­plies to all teach­ers in the lo­cal area. The chap­ter mem­bers un­der­stand the im­por­tance to chil­dren be­gin­ning the school year with the nec­es­sary items. They also know that teach­ers spend a sig­nif­i­cant amount of their own money buy­ing sup­plies for their class­rooms. Ac­cord­ing to chap­ter pres­i­dent, Dr. Shauna Mayo, “It is im­por­tant that our chap­ter is able to sup­port the stu­dents, teach­ers, and

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[CON­TRIB­UTED PHOTO] Mem­bers of the Al­pha Omega Zeta Chap­ter, Nu­bian Kruzer MC Club, and Chris­tian Women Al­liance who par­tic­i­pated in the second an­nual back­pack give­away event on Aug. 12 stand to­gether at the event.

Mem­bers of Zeta Phi Beta Soror­ity Inc. Al­pha Omega Zeta Chap­ter are pic­tured Aug. 12 dur­ing the second an­nual back­pack give­away event that they spon­sored in con­junc­tion with the Nu­bian Kruzers mo­tor­cy­cle club. [CON­TRIB­UTED PHOTO]

[CON­TRIB­UTED PHOTO] Mem­bers of the Peters­burg/Rich­mond Mother Chap­ter of Nu­bian Kruzers MC Club par­tic­i­pate in the second back­pack give­away event in Peters­burg. The mo­tor­cy­cle club pro­vided free ham­burg­ers, hot dogs and drinks to all fam­i­lies who stopped by to re­ceive back­packs.

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