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Alpha Kappa Alpha Wins Verizon Wireless Domestic Violence Grant Competition

The Beta Pi Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc (Alabama State) won Verizon Wireless’ domestic violence grant competition for delivering the most signatures and phones as a part of a HOPEWEEK competition. The Beta Pi Chapter shared this win with the Alpha Chi Omega sorority at Auburn University.

During HOPEWEEK, participating chapters of the two sororities at universities and colleges across Alabama collected more than 7,500 signatures for an online cause statement and also collected cell phones for HopeLine®, Verizon’s phone recycling program that raises funds for domestic violence awareness and prevention.

As a result of the sororities’ work, Verizon Wireless awarded grants of $2,500 each to domestic violence agencies in Opelika and Montgomery. Beta Pi’s benefiting agency was the Family Sunshine Center in Montgomery.
“Every day, families across Alabama experience the harmful effects of violence in the home,” First Lady Bentley said. “I was proud to be a part of an effort that brought together hundreds of young women in Alabama to take action against this epidemic. They are an inspiration to us all.”

Read more about the initiative.  Learn more about the Beta Pi Chapter and the South Eastern Region of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Sorority, Inc.
Congrats sorors!
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