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CHAPTERS IN ACTION – West Virginia Iota

Karlen

Allison G. S. Knox
West Virginia Iota Faculty Sponsor, American Military University/American Public University
Chancellor of the Southeast Region, Pi Gamma Mu Board of Trustees

The West Virginia Iota Chapter of Pi Gamma Mu at the American Military University and American Public University held a couple of service projects last year that had some wonderful results!

During the annual meeting in June, 2015, Shaun Thomas and Marvin Jones donated books during our book drive. The book drive was in support of the Bethany House and the Department of Veterans Affairs. Soft cover books were donated to the VA for recovering service members and hard cover books were donated to the Bethany House – a women’s shelter for victims of domestic violence. Their donations helped victims of domestic violence and service members during their recovery.

Additionally, the West Virginia Iota Chapter had a total of 15 members that donated goods to homeless shelters in their area – part of the national service project initiative by Pi Gamma Mu International Honor Society. As part of the homeless drive, members were asked to find an organization in their area to donate goods to in an effort to help those less fortunate during the fall and winter months. Blankets, sweaters, candy, canned goods, toiletries, travel bags, over-the-counter medications, food storage containers, diapers, baby wipes, kitchen utensils, mugs, clothes, hats, scarves, coats, pizza, pasta, gloves, pillows, Thanksgiving meals, trays of dinner meals and professional clothing was donated on behalf of 15 Pi Gamma Mu members.  Their contributions to organizations in their area made a difference and helped others going through difficult times.  We appreciate all of the efforts of our West Virginia Iota members!

The organizations receiving the donations included:

  • Women, Infants and Children of Moreno Valley, CA
  • Courage Connection, Champaign, IL
  • Arundel House of Hope, Day Resource Center
  • Phoenix Rescue Mission, Mission Support Center and Donation Warehouse, Phoenix, AZ
  • Star of Hope, Houston, TX
  • Waterfront Rescue Mission, Fort Walton Beach, FL
  • Las Vegas Rescue Mission, Las Vegas NV
  • The Philadelphia Veterans House, Philadelphia, PA
  • Boy Scots of America, Woodbridge, VA
  • Loaves and Fishes Hedgesville United Methodist Church, Hedgesville, WV
  • Martinsburg Rescue Mission, Martinsburg, WV
  • Men’s Emergency Shelter, Rockville, MD
  • Nam-Vets of Cape Cod, Cape Cod, MA

Members who participated in this project:

  • Rasheada Rodgers
  • Marie Tan
  • Natasha Roberson-Curry
  • James S. George
  • Patricia Menard
  • Daniel Martin
  • Dana Shensky
  • Jobina Madison
  • Anthony F. Pirrone III
  • Amanda Sonday
  • Habib Baig
  • Lew Taylor
  • *Several members did not want to be included in the newsletter

 

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