The Gamma Beta Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity and Miss NCCU Harmony Cross served a Thanksgiving dinner at North Carolina Central University to about 50 residents of the Durham Rescue Mission on Monday, Nov. 19. The meal, catered by the university, was served in the conference room at Eagle Landing Residence Hall.
The Durham Rescue Mission is a faith-based, nonprofit organization that ministers to the homeless and the addicted in the Durham region.
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity is primarily a service organization that addresses issues such as apartheid, AIDS, urban housing, and other economic, cultural, and political issues of interest to people of color. It also conducts philanthropic programming initiatives with March of Dimes, Head Start, Boy Scouts of America, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.
The combined efforts of the Durham Rescue Mission and the members of Alpha Phi Alpha achieved nothing short of the North Carolina Central University’s motto of “Truth and Service” at the event, which certainly warmed the hearts and stomachs of the participants just in time for the holiday.