Centenary Kappa Alpha Order Organizes State-wide Flood Relief
The Alpha Iota Chapter at Centenary College organized an initiative to assist Louisiana residents who were devastated by the historic flooding in August, 2016. The men of the chapter raised over $1,200, collected 5,000 of cans of food, eight bags of clothing, and 4 bags of medical supplies from the local Shreveport community and KA chapters around Louisiana. The items and money collected were delivered and donated to the Capital Area United Way in Baton Rouge.
“Nine chapters across the state are participating in this event,” says Number I Gage Dabin. “As the president of the chapter, I knew that we needed to give back to the community. I reached out to the presidents of all the other chapters and they stood behind the initiative to get everything started at their respective institutions. We feel called to help our state. It’s a plea that we could not ignore because KA is founded on and promotes the notion that the community comes before the self in times of dire need.”
Members of the Alpha Gamma Chapter at Louisiana State University showed up in Baton Rouge to assist in delivering the items.