Sorority joins volunteers in serving Thanksgiving meal in Florence
FLORENCE, S.C. – Volunteers, including several members of the Florence Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta, lent a hand to serve some of the less fortunate members of Florence a warm Thanksgiving meal Thursday morning.
Two of the volunteers from Delta Sigma Theta were Angela Moses and Diamondnique Brunson.
“We are all about community service,” Moses said. “We decided to come here, because this is one of the community outlets serving the homeless.”
“We are all about giving back to the community,” Brunson added. “It just makes my heart fill with joy.”
Minister Clyde Peterson was also on hand Thursday to offer thanks before the meal was served.
“Whatever you’re facing, it’s Thanksgiving Day,” Peterson told those present. “In the midst of all of it, may we remember Him.”
There appeared to be approximately 20 to 30 people eating at Manna House.
Manna House, a nonprofit organization, was founded in 1986 by an interreligious group. It provides food and other basic services for those in need. To donate, visit mannahouseflorenceorg.weebly.com, or mail a check to Manna House, PO Box 13541, Florence, SC 29504 or stop by at 450 Jarrott St. in Florence.
Delta Sigma Theta is a historic African-American sorority founded at Howard University on Jan. 13, 1913. The Florence chapter has approximately 150 members and is involved in several community projects. The chapter was honored recently by the Florence County Council for its service to the community. More information about the Florence chapter can be found at the group’s Facebook page or at florencealumnaedst.com.