As the Nation and Brothers of Psi Alpha Alpha Chapter prepared for the Thanksgiving Holiday, we again committed to our annual uplifting of two important communities in Fairfax County. The communities we supported are Gum Springs Community Center and Soldiers at Fort Belvoir, Virginia.
For well over 20 years, Psi Alpha Alpha Chapter’s Social Action Committee has provided Thanksgiving baskets in the form of gift cards to senior citizens selected by the South County Program Director, Neighborhood and Community Services, and Fort Belvoir families selected by the Chaplaincy. This year’s project involved providing $240 in gift cards to Gum Springs Community Center and $300 in commissary gift cards to the Fort Belvoir Chapel – for a total donation of $540.
On November 19, 2019, at the Gum Springs Community Center, Ms. Cynthia Kennedy, Program Director, Senior’s Program, Department of Neighborhood and Community Services, received our gifts. Present at the donation was Basileus Emeritus Marion “Barney” Barnwell and Brother Kenneth M. Younger, Social Action Coordinator. Mrs. Kennedy was happy to receive our support again this year and will ensure that deserving senior citizens receive our donation of $240 in gift cards.
Also, on November 19, 2019, our Basileus Emeritus Marion “Barney” Barnwell and Brother Kenneth M. Younger, Social Action Coordinator made the donation to U.S. Army Chaplain (Major) Douglas Weaver, the Resource Manager, Fort Belvoir, Virginia. Chaplain Weaver will ensure deserving military families receive the $300.00 in commissary gift cards so they, too, can enjoy a well-deserved Thanksgiving dinner.
The Brothers of Psi Alpha Alpha Chapter are humbled as we uplift those less fortunate with $540 in food gift cards for Thanksgiving. We will also be giving another $540 donation to these same organizations for Christmas.