Prince William County, Virginia – The Brothers of Pi Lambda Lambda and Mentees of Omega U are ringing the bells of Christmas as they raise funds for The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle program. The tradition started in 2006 by the Chapter, and continues each holiday season. Omega U began serving with the Chapter in recent years. The event occurs across the country with four major purposes:
- Make Christmas Possible – because each December, millions of parents must choose between giving gifts and paying bills.
- Feed the Hungry – because every day, almost 50 million Americans experience food insecurity.
- Shelter the Homeless – because more than 500,000 people go without shelter every night in the United States.
- Meet the Greatest Need – because every community is different, and the most vulnerable long for help and hope.
The Salvation Army offers a wide variety of services and programs worldwide and is one of the largest social care providers in the world overseeing over 7,546 community centers throughout the United States. Work in these centers includes children’s programs, distributing food to the poor, providing disaster relief, rehabilitation and stopping human trafficking. Donations along with proceeds from sales at Salvation Army stores fund the various programs. Donations come from corporate and personal contributions, which are tax-exempt in the U.S., as well as money received in the Salvation Army’s distinct red kettles.
The Salvation Army is an evangelical Christian church recognized throughout the world for its humanitarian work, thrift shops, and red donation kettles. The Salvation Army provides help and programs to others without discrimination. Salvation workers are often referred to as soldiers because they work on the front lines where people are in the most need.
For additional information or requests for interviews with the Pi Lambda Lambda Chapter Basileus (President), Brother Raymond Bell, please contact the Chapter Editor, Brother Eddie A. Stephens, Jr. • 803.447.4733 • firstname.lastname@example.org | Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. founded on the campus of Howard University November 17, 1911