Washington D.C.- Lifting as we climb, on Sunday, November 12, 2017, members of Alpha Omega and Gamma Pi Chapters of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated came together to host the Omega men for Homeless Men (OM4HM) football fellowship to lift the spirits of homeless men in the District of Columbia.
Fraternity members engaged the men in conversation and provided a hot lunch during the Washington NFL football team game. For the past 7 years, the members of Alpha Omega chapter. have provided a place for the homeless to watch every 1:00 p.m. home team game. . On this occasion, the Brothers of Gamma Pi Chapter, under the leadership of Brother Tony Lee (Basileus), provided a hot meal during halftime of the game for 80 homeless men.
In attendance and service were 40 brothers from the two chapters, including Brother Sherman Charles, Second District Representative, Brother Walter Hill, Third district Keeper of Finance, and Brother Norm Senior, and Third District Director of Public Relations.
The Omega Men for Homeless Men program was started by Brother Walter Hill with the support of his Alpha Omega chapter brothers in the fall of 2010. The focus of the program is to provide support in the form of information, resources, and hope to the homeless, with the ultimate objective of helping men overcome their situation. In recent years, OM4HM has partnered with MedStar Family Choice, the District of Columbia Department of Human Services, and Howard University Hospital to further achieve its objectives. . OM4HM supports the efforts of the Father McKenna Center located in the basement of the Saint Aloysius Catholic Church at 19 I St., N.W. Washington, D.C. The McKenna Center exists to meet the needs of the poor and homeless who reside in one of Washington’s poorest neighborhoods.
As always, this was a rewarding event for all involved! In addition, we were blessed to get media coverage from two local TV stations WUSA 9 and WJLA 7. The story aired during the 11pm news broadcast on both stations. We are thankful for both stations' time and coverage of our program as we continue to garner support for all our community service activities!
Article prepared by:
Bro. C. Delray Brown
Alpha Omega Chapter Reporter
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