Sigmas help out at Ronald McDonald House

BY ALLEN A. BUCHANAN, Staff Writer

ST. PETERSBURG — The Delta Omicron Sigma Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity gathered together dust rags, mops and brooms and headed over to the Ronald McDonald House, 401 7th Ave S., last Sat., March 7.

Antwann Thomas Jackson, Corey Givens, Jr., Will Rogers and Cedric Ferrell burned elbow grease and flexed muscles as they fulfilled one of the core missions of the fraternity, community service.

“One of the principles of our fraternity is service, and we are happy to provide a service for families who need somewhere to go in their time of crisis,” said Givens.

They cleaned the laundry room, dining room, and living room and cleaned the fans, swept, mopped and vacuumed floors.

“It was good to help the Ronald McDonald House, which provides services to families whose children are in hospitals or seeking medical care,” said Chapter President Ferrell.

Jackson was the catalyst for selecting the Ronald McDonald House, and according to House Operations Assistant Cindy Lewis, she didn’t make things easy from them.

“I set up a lot of horrible things for these men to do and they have done a fantastic job,” said Lewis who also knows Jackson’s mother through her volunteerism with the facility.

“It’s just a good feeling to come down and help out with a local charity that helps out so much in our community,” said Rogers, reinforcing the adage that one good deed deserves another.

Rogers added that the fraternity is ready, willing and able to offer their support to any of the local agencies in the community because it’s “good for the brotherhood and we are committed to service.”

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