Contact: Yolanda Latimer
Director of Programming, Alpha Beta Chapter
Omega Phi Beta, Sorority, Inc.
SORORITY ALUMNAE RAISE $750 for Sanctuary for Families
Omega Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Alpha Beta Alumnae Chapter
New York, NY...August 16, 2012 –The Alpha Beta NYC Alumnae Chapter of Omega Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. (OPBSI) proudly announces a donation of seven hundred fifty dollars ($750) presented to New York State-based Sanctuary for Families for their Teen Program. The generous donation was a result of donations from benefactors who supported the Love Doesn’t Hurt Walk on June 24, 2012 at Pelham Bay Park in the Bronx.
“We are proud of the outcome of the first ever Love Doesn’t Hurt Walk. We are grateful to the dozens of people who joined us at the Walk, as well as the many volunteers who helped make it a success,” shares Selina Hernandez, President of the Alpha Beta NYC Alumnae Chapter of OPBSI. “We are happy to have raised funds that will benefit the Teen Program which provides individual and group counseling to help teens understand Domestic Violence. The donation will be going towards partial funding of a summer workshop series to benefit teens in the program,” also shares Ms. Hernandez.
Sanctuary for Families is the largest nonprofit in New York State dedicated exclusively to serving domestic violence victims and their children. Each year, Sanctuary helps thousands of victims and their children build safe lives by offering a range of high quality services to meet their complex needs. These services include clinical, legal, shelter, children and economic stability services. Sanctuary also works to end domestic violence and its far-reaching impact through outreach, education, and advocacy. For further information visit: www.SanctuaryForFamilies.org.
Omega Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated, a NALFO organization member, is a Latina-oriented sorority founded on March 15, 1989, at the University at Albany, State University of New York. Seventeen women of various ethnic and cultural backgrounds came together to defy the injustices suffered by women, particularly women of color, in the academic, professional and political arenas. The purpose of OPBSI is to serve and educate people of diverse backgrounds through sisterhood, leadership, and guidance. As positive role models, we promote unity of all cultures, focus on the empowerment of our gender and raise the standards of excellence in our academic, social, and personal endeavors. For further information visit: www.OmegaPhiBeta.org.