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Updated May 28, 2004

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CONTACTS: Rudy Simmons & Don Weston

Rudy Simmons:
Don Weston:

First Annual Empowerment Day held at
Shady Oak Baptist Church.

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 and agencies.

"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


Bros. Rudy Simmons & Jimmy Durante with Bro. Derick Sullivan of Big Brothers/Big Sisters

Bro. Ronald Burton (left), pastor
Shady Oak Baptist Church

Don Weston helps register local residents for the event

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