August 31, 2011


English Honor Society Serves the Community

Each year officers and sponsors of the Northeast Alabama Community College’s English honor society, Sigma Kappa Delta, decide on a project for its membership. Everyone was in agreement that this year’s project should be one which allowed us the opportunity to help rebuild the communities in our service area which were devastated by the tornadoes on April 27. According to sponsor, Joan Reeves, “The students were unanimous in their decision on this year’s project. Many of them were either affected themselves by the storms or had family and friends who were.”

Members of the organization collected back-to-school items throughout the summer semester to donate to K-12 students in DeKalb and Jackson Counties who were affected by the tornadoes this past April. Working with a disaster relief organization, Sigma Kappa Delta was given the gender and grade level of 51 students. Each student was given supplies appropriate for his or her grade level in a back pack or book bag. Tayna Rains, coordinator of case workers for the disaster relief work, noted, “The families you are helping are truly deserving. Many of these families would rather others be helped than ask for themselves, so this is a nice way to make sure they get the help they deserve. We really want to thank the English honor society at Northeast for the wonderful way they are helping out in this time of need.”

Additional supplies were boxed and given to North Sand Mountain High School, Sylvania High School, and Plainview High School to be dispersed to students and/or teachers who might need these supplies.

Pictured with the donated backpacks are (L-R) Erica Fremming, Sigma Kappa Delta Historian; Tayna Rains, Coordinator of Case Workers for Disaster Relief; and Joan Reeves, Sigma Kappa Delta Sponsor.