Omega Psi Phi Fraternity chapter donates

From left are Jalen Garrison, Demetrius Hoover's nephew, Xavier and Demetrius "Fuzzy" Hoover.

“It is our desire to serve the greater community through our fraternity as much as we can,” said Jalen Garrison a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. (Theta Delta chapter) as the fraternity received items from the family of late fraternity member and NSU alumnus, Rodney P. Hoover. The chapter has been donating/ collecting items to taken to Hurricane Ida victims in Houma, Gonzales and LaPlace. Hoover’s family donated 50 gallons of water and toiletries in honor of his memory after reading about the chapter’s efforts. “We were compelled to donate in general. However, the aggressive efforts of the fraternity, made us decide to donate to the chapter in honor of the memory of our beloved brother, Rodney-who passed earlier this year,” said Demetrius “Fuzzy” Hoover. He had a strong commitment to the community through the U.S. Army and the fraternity.”

The fraternity will host a voter registration/education drive Thursday, Sept. 9, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Seven Oaks performance stage on NSU campus, near Iberville Dining Hall.


From left are Omega member Gavin Scott and East Natchitoches Elementary School Principal Chrystal Davis.

A series of donations have been made to the Hurricane Ida Relief effort by the Theta Delta chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. at Northwestern State University.

Items presented in this photo will be taken to Houma, an area that was ravaged by the recent hurricane. Residents in Gonzales will benefit from the chapter’s efforts as well. “We never know when or where tragedy will hit. Many fellow NSU students and their families have been impacted by the storm. We stand ready to help as best we can,” said Gavin Scott, the chapter’s organizer for the effort. Hundreds of items have been collected for distribution. The school was one of the drop-off sites for relief items that will be taken to south Louisiana.