WSSU fraternity raises more than $1,200 during annual homeless awareness week

From left: Chancellor Elwood L. Robinson; Jelani Braziel, member of Delta Alpha Chapter; Sonjia Kurosky, executive director of Samaritan Ministries; and Lamont Allen, president of Delta Alpha Chapter 

Winston-Salem State University’s (WSSU) Delta Alpha Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity helped those less fortunate in Forsyth County through its 21st annual Homeless Awareness Week.

This year’s awareness week, held Nov. 13-17, resulted in more than $1,200 collected for the Samaritan Ministries, 15 boxes of clothing donated to the Winston-Salem Rescue Mission, over 850 pounds of non-perishable food items for the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC, and over 800 school supplies for Project HOPE.

“The week was phenomenal,” said Lamont Allen, a senior business administration major and president of the fraternity. “Every year, we reach new heights and expectations. It’s a great feeling to know that families are being fed, they have fresh clothes on their backs, and children have new supplies for their academics because of our help.”

More than 300 WSSU students participated in Homeless Awareness Week. Sleep-Out for the Homeless, where students braved the elements to raise awareness of homelessness by spending the night outside, concluded the week.

“We are already very excited to see what new heights next year’s Homeless Awareness Week will bring,” Allen said.  

 

More News

WSNC radio is back at full power

Genuine Jazz WSNC 90.5 FM is airing at full power for the first time since the summer after the purchase of a new transmitter.

Read Moreabout WSNC radio is back at full power

Chancellor's Thanksgiving Letter

At Winston-Salem State University, we strive to continually remain in a place of gratitude. We know how blessed we are to live in this time and to be in this place. Let’s use the holiday as a reminder to be thankful for all that we have and to commit ourselves to use our gifts to make the world better.

Read Moreabout Chancellor's Thanksgiving Letter

WSSU wins 4 HBCU best practices awards

WSSU collected four best practices awards – the most of any university – at the HBCUgrow Conference on Nov. 9 in Raleigh.

Read Moreabout WSSU wins 4 HBCU best practices awards