As part of their efforts to help battle the COVID-19 pandemic and help protect local seniors within their community, the Men of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Pasadena Alumni Chapter, took time out of their busy schedules to donate much-needed personal protection equipment (PPE) to the residents of The Terraces at Park Marino Assisted Living Facility in Altadena, California.
The local chapter, which collected items from members within their local chapter and with the assistance of a grant provided by the fraternity’s national office, donated face masks, gloves, and hand sanitizer, along with mask extenders to help the mask fit more comfortably for the seniors who reside within the facility.
“We wanted to make sure we did our part to make sure that the seniors and staff residing and working within the facility had all of the equipment they needed to create a safe working and living environment,” stated Brother P.J. Rice, a member of Kappa Alpha Psi and the chair of the Senior Services Committee.
“While most, if not all of the staff and residents of this facility have been vaccinated, we know that our seniors and those essential workers within this facility are the most vulnerable. This is just one way the members of our chapter thought we could provide assistance to those within our community who needed it the most. This is only the beginning and we certainly intend to do more,” stated Christopher Nolan – Polemarch, Kappa Alpha Psi, Pasadena Alumni Chapter.
In order to maintain as much social distance and keep everyone as safe as possible, the staff at The Terraces passed out the items as a “grab-and-go” event.
The members of the fraternity did spend additional time at the facility visiting with Coach Lou Underwood who is a resident of the facility and also a member of the fraternity.