Alcorn’s Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. hosts disaster relief drive for William Carey University students

The Delta Epsilon Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. at Alcorn State University is here to help those in need.

The sorority began their Delta Epsilon Disaster Relief Effort Wednesday, Feb. 1 for students who were affected by the damaging tornados that hit William Carey University in Hattiesburg, Mississippi in January.

During the charitable event, members of the sorority collected items such as blankets, towels, toiletries, gently used clothing and much more. The donations will be delivered to the students in Hattiesburg Saturday, Feb. 18.

Seeing the damage the storm left behind is what prompted the sorority to reach out to the students. Bianca Dawson, chapter member, said that the sorority’s mission is to lift up others during their time of struggle.

“This relief effort was truly inspired by the people of Hattiesburg,” said Bianca. “Because the tornado hit so close to home, we were able to see the people that were affected and it truly touched our hearts. We had to help.”

Destiny Crockett, also a chapter member, said that coming together to help others is the chapter’s priority.

“We hope to encourage unity,” said Destiny. “By being unified, we can quickly rebuild and restore what was lost in times such as these. Community outreach gives us the opportunity to give back to the less fortunate, and it also allows us to be involved.”

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