South Miami-Dade County Alphas honor MLK through Community Service
Mission Accomplished – Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity members Mario Lewis, Vernon Smith, Bryan Jones and youth participants pose for a picture outside the residence they painted.
The Iota Pi Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated participated in the fourth annual SoMi Lights MLK Service Day Project on January 18, 2016.
Over 100 volunteers took part in the event hosted by Branches South Miami to revitalize four homes in the community, landscape a children’s playground, and build butterfly gardens at the Branches satellite location and in the surrounding area.
Volunteers were assigned to teams to paint, perform general home maintenance, housing restoration, and manicure property within the community.
The Alphas adopted the task of repainting the home of an ill resident in the neighborhood.
The event was sponsored by Gem Water, AmeriCorps and Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church. Branches is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to educate community members on opportunities that can improve their social condition.
For over 40 years, Branches has been a vehicle to advocate and tackle social injustices on behalf of disadvantaged citizens.