In honor of Martin Luther King’s Legacy of service, the brothers of the Psi Nu Chapter, Third District of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc., family, and friends volunteered at Carpenter’s Shelter in Alexandria, VA. The shelter is for those experiencing homelessness in the region. Additionally, the Carpenter’s Shelter provides safe, temporary housing and comprehensive community support for over 600 families and individuals.
The brothers worked with the Shelter’s Community Relations Manager, Jamila Smith, to clean, sanitize, and organize the children’s playground, storage, supply area, and other shared spaces at the shelter. Over 40 brothers showed up in support of the event, which Brother Andre Barnett coordinated. The impact of this event is that the Brothers contributed to the shelter’s annual support of 600 residents.
Following the cleaning and organizing, Mrs. Smith spoke about the shelter’s operations and its impact on the Alexandria community. She thanked the brothers and invited them to continue their volunteer efforts at the shelter. This was a great day of service as the Brothers demonstrated their commitment to the community and the memory of Martin Luther King, Jr.