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Three Montgomery space chapters of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity joined forces to offer lunches for Jackson Hospital staff Friday. Recognized in Montgomery because the “Capital Metropolis Ques,” with Ques being a nickname for fraternity members, the teams needed to indicate appreciation for the well being care professionals as they deal with COVID-19 sufferers.
The 2 graduate chapters, Sigma Phi Chapter and Omega Iota Iota Chapter, together with Alabama State University’s collegiate chapter Gamma Sigma Chapter, ready over 1,000 meals for the hospital’s medical professionals and administrative workers. The occasion’s co-coordinators, fraternity members Bennie Cooks and Gregory Johnson, had been happy with the turnout and final result.
Fraternity member Howard “Cupcake” Cooper created the group service initiative for the Capital Metropolis Ques. Since Could, the group of fraternity brothers has offered pancakes on Saturday mornings to totally different Montgomery faculties providing drive-thru breakfast to the neighborhood.
“This whole idea was Cupcake’s child and is one thing he’s extraordinarily happy with,” Johnson stated. “Brother Cooper is presently in Birmingham recuperating from a long-needed kidney transplant, however he relied on his brothers at house to not put down the torch in his absence.”
With COVID-19 circumstances inflicting rising numbers of hospitalizations and deaths all through the state, exhibiting appreciation to overworked medical employees is critical, Cooks stated.
“Now greater than ever, it’s necessary to indicate our well being care employees how important they’ve been and proceed to be,” he stated. “We name them important, front-line employees for a cause. The fraternity was based on service, operates on service and repair to the group, and those who make a distinction is what we have a good time immediately. That is one among many initiatives that the Capital Metropolis Ques have finished and plans on ending the 12 months out with offering meals to every hospital within the space. We’re nowhere close to finished.”
Golden Flake and Budweiser sponsored the occasion. Fraternity members Montgomery Metropolis Councilman Oronde Mitchell and Alabama State College soccer coach Donald Hill-Eley helped distribute meals. Different group leaders, together with members from native sororities, ready and distributed meals.
Based on the campus of Washington, D.C.’s Howard College on Nov. 17, 1911, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity is a founding member of the Nationwide Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), an affiliation of the 9 traditionally black Greek letter organizations. The fraternity has over 700 chapters globally.