Greenville, SC: Community
Empowerment Day was held on Saturday, March 20, 2004 at the Shady
Oak Baptist Church, Greenville, South Carolina.
The Gamma Gamma
Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. sponsored
a booth on behalf of the March of Dimes. The purpose of the display
was to raise the awareness of the March of Dimes fight against
birth defects and their upcoming annual fundraiser - Walk America.
GGL's Rudy Simmons, the Chapter’s Team Captain, coordinated
the chapter’s display and booth along with the assistance
of Bro(s) Jimmy DuRante and Bobby Clark.
Community Empowerment Day was an initiative to bring the many
needed local and state organizations to the local community
in an effort
to improve their lives and that of their families. According to
Pastor Ronald D. Barton, “the response was terrific and we
look forward to growing the event for next year”.
Organizations which were represented included the Blood Connection,
Greenville Hospital System, Big Brothers / Big Sisters of Greenville,
Quick Jobs of Greenville Tech, along with many other services
"Community Empowerment was a way for local residents to gain access
to vital programs that will help improve the community, its
citizens, and its well-being", says Don R. Weston, one of the event’s
coordinators and member of Gamma Gamma Lambda Chapter.
See more pictures of the event
on our Photo page
Rudy Simmons & Jimmy Durante with Bro. Derick Sullivan
of Big Brothers/Big Sisters
Ronald Burton (left), pastor
Shady Oak Baptist Church
Weston helps register local residents for the event