The Lambda Kappa Chapter at the University of Alabama in Huntsville is committed to volunteer and give back to the community. The entire chapter recently participated in the UAH-sponsored event called “Helping Hands for Huntsville.” This was a first-time campus-wide volunteer event for the fall semester.
Twenty members of the Lambda Kappa Chapter were up early on a Saturday morning to take their assignment at Manna House. Manna House is a public charity organization that distributes food to those in need in the Northern Alabama region.
Korinne Hemm, LAMP Editor and Historian said, "We rolled up our sleeves and channeled our inner 'Rosie the Riveter' to help with much of the necessary physical labor that comes with running a bulk charity food distribution. Besides all of the heavy lifting, a couple of sisters created gift bags for mothers who come to the Manna House around the holiday season. The gift bags include donated jewelry, a scarf, and other small gifts that are all wrapped into a purse. Together we made approximately150 jewelry sets for the 300 bags that will be given to mothers this December.
"By the end of the four-hour service event, we had managed to clean and reorganize much of Manna’s food warehouse. This event helped many sisters realize the 'behind the scenes' activities of organizations such as Manna House, and many of us gained an even higher respect for the volunteers who dedicate their lives to organizations like this. Every day we encourage one another to 'give graciously,' whether it be through our time or money, and our participation in UAH’s Helping Hands for Huntsville was one of many examples of giving in this way."