Mobile County

Omega Psi Phi celebrates 80 years in Mobile with community service

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) - The Omega Psi Phi chapter in Mobile is celebrating their 80th anniversary this year. They celebrated Sunday by teaming up with the Boys and Girls Club to throw a barbecue at the Salvation Army.

They fed clients at the Salvation Army as well as provided clothing for them.

"They have clients here who are trying to do better in life," said Charly Jones who is an Omega Psi Phi Committee Chairman. "So we like to partner with them and help them achieve that goal as well."

The clients we spoke with say they were overwhelmed by the generosity shown to them.

"I recently came from Louisiana and I came with nothing," said Shaun Ritz. "I've been blessed today with shoes on my feet, clothes on my back, a place to stay. It's just all around a good ordeal."

This is the third year Omega Psi Phi has teamed up with the Boys and Girls Club to put on this Feed the Hungry event.

"We hope to teach the kids the importance of giving back, being a positive impact for their community and their peers around them," said Germaine West, Director of Teen Services.

The teens who participated today were happy to do so.

"Many people don't have the help or the services that they need, but we got to be able to be on the foreground of helping those who need help," said Tiffany Pogue.

 


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