Loudoun County, VA— Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Sigma Mu Mu Chapter, routinely lends a helping hand to those in need, and is guided by its unwavering obligation to lift as we climb.
On February 24, 2017, the Brothers of Sigma Mu Mu gathered early to provide breakfast for the residents of the Loudoun Homeless Emergency Shelter in Leesburg, Virginia. “Breakfast by the Bruhs”, a recurring meal service, is a social action initiative led by Bro. Drew Gerald. The Brothers cooked, served and catered to all the needs of the residents. On the menu was an old-fashioned breakfast of scrambled eggs, grits, french toast, bacon, sausage, fresh fruit and orange juice. This breakfast is quite popular and was well received at the homeless shelter. It allows residents to partake in a hearty meal, while giving Brothers an opportunity to interact directly with the residents and hear their stories.
The emergency shelter, operated by Volunteers of America® Chesapeake (VOA), is one of the programs provided at the Loudoun Homeless Services Center. The staff collaborates with local churches, professionals, civic groups and volunteers to address the basic needs of the residents. Sigma Mu Mu’s involvement, outreach and assistance are beneficial, and allow VOA to carry out its broad mission of inspiring self-reliance, dignity and hope for its homeless clients. Needless to say, the Omega men of Sigma Mu Mu continually contribute to raising the hopes and lifting the spirits of many of our less fortunate brothers and sisters in the community.