OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Across Oklahoma City, citizens gave back to the community in honor of Martin Luther King Day.
Service activities include members of the Beta Sigma Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporate.
“No matter what the situation is, there is always someone out there in a worse situation,” said LaTreece Langston, a member of the Charity Foundation.
That’s one of the many reasons why Langston told KFOR she’s dedicated to her community. She and her sisters prepared 250 survival kits for the less fortunate at Millwood High School by 9 a.m. Monday.
“It’s my favorite time of year because this is how we come together,” said Sorority member Angela Long. “You know, we do it through sisterhood, but it’s also a service to our community. So I just love it. ”
There are more than five tables full of soap, toothbrushes, socks and everything people need to survive.
All of these items were purchased by female members. It’s a community service project they’ve been working on for years in honor of Dr. King.
“You know, what this does is give people a chance to say they paid off, to say they did something on purpose,” says Long.
Purpose and service provide comfort to people like Langston who are dealing with their own pain.
“I am currently raising my niece and nephew,” Langston said. “My brother was killed in November 2020, and he is raising a young child. His wife actually recovered from cancer three years earlier.”
Langston told KFOR despite her pain, she knows she and her schoolgirl sisters will make a difference with these survival kits that are worth more than words.
“Give back to the community, provide a service to help me process everything that is happening,” Langston said.
250 survival kits will be delivered to Forward Up, Homeless Coalition and Positive Tomorrow on Monday afternoon.
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