Service in the Rain
Local sorority sisters give away backpacks, school supplies,
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.