Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Omega Men Help Local Families in Need Enjoy the Thanksgiving Holiday

For many people who may be living quiet lives of desperation, Thanksgiving can be a rough time. While it may seem like everybody can at least afford to have a turkey on the table, that is not so. For that reason, the men of Gamma Pi have for years made the Thanksgiving holiday a time to kick off a season of giving back to those persons most in need in the Prince George's County community. It begins with the annual delivery of free Thanksgiving turkeys to households in the chapter's adopted community of Suitland, located in the central part of the county.

Early on the evening of November 24, members of Gamma Pi and also of Lambda Gamma Gamma chapter, in nearby Fort Meade, Md., went door-to-door and delivered about 100 turkeys to seniors of the Windsor Crossing Apartments in Suitland and to other homes in the area. According to Gamma Pi's Brother Mel White, who led the effort, there was a lot of work involved even before the turkeys could be delivered. Brothers first had to load a truck at a nearby warehouse and then unload the truck after it arrived in the Suitland community. These photos are from Brother Kevin Briscoe, who captured some of the Omega men who contributed sweat equity to the project. As always, the men of Omega Psi Phi put their heart and soul into the community. It is truly about service.

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