Diabetes Walk 2019

On September 21, 2019 the Psi Alpha Alpha Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated participated, sponsored, raised and donated $1,175. Members of other DMV chapters were also present and participated in the 5k walk. The joint members of Omega Psi Phi enjoyed a morning fulfilled fellowship and a health walk. The event started at the Washington DC Monument (2 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20024) went to Lincoln Memorial and back to the Monument. The event was from 8am to 11am. The walk was about 1 hour. The reason for the brothers participating in this worthwhile event was to raise awareness in the community about diabetes, support life-saving research, help those being discriminated against as result of being diagnosed with diabetes, as well as a morning of fellowship and healthy walk.

Total raised $241,770 with 658 participants and 91 teams. The total volunteer hours of the Psi Alpha Alpha brothers, family and friends was approximately 45 hours. Throughout the event, there were several events consisting of aerobics, stretching, and dancing just to name a few. The DJ play smooth sounds during for the participants.

PsiAA Food bank – Sept 2019

Every month, on the second Saturday, the Brothers of Psi Alpha Alpha Chapter, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. gather at the Capital Area Food Bank (CAFB) in Lorton, VA (6233 Hill Park Dr., Lorton, VA 22079) to engage in a little fellowship while working to do our share to help the less fortunate in our area.

At the Food Bank, at the direction of the workers there, we pack donated food items into bags that are then sent out to those in our community who are in need.

On this Saturday, September 14, 2019, we were able to pack 920 bags, comprised sliced peaches, spaghetti, dark red kidney beans, pears, tomato sauce, and red lentil jambalaya.

The Lorton CAFB services individuals in Annandale (the Evergreen House), Arlington (Harvey Hall, the Shelton, Hunter’s Park at Cherry Dale, Lockwood/Elmwood House, Hunter’s Woods Fellowship House), and Fairfax (United Community Ministries, Bailey’s Senior Center, Yorkville Cooperative, Lake Ann Fellowship House, Winter Hills Apartments) Virginia.

The CAFB is the largest organization in the Washington Metro area that is working to solve hunger and a lack of nutrition.  Psi Alpha Alpha is one of the many community organizations that partners with them and we have been doing so for more than twenty years.  The CAFB is helping 540,000 people each year, to get access to good, healthy food.

Brother Barney Barnwell has been leading the efforts to work with the CAFB from the beginning.  Psi Alpha Alpha always has a strong turnout and more than twenty Brothers were again in attendance this month.

Of all of the things that our chapter does, this is one of the most rewarding, as we know that our hard work will translate to providing a true necessity to those in our region who are most in need.