2017-07-14 / Society

Delta House celebrates banner year

Contributed by Delta House, Inc.


Delta House, Inc. past presidents gather at the June 17, 2017, annual meeting: (l-r) Gloria Graham Boyd, Alfredia Boyd, Cheryl Myrick, Rosena Lucas, Vivian Nelson, Robin Davis, Crissandra Elliott. Delta House, Inc. past presidents gather at the June 17, 2017, annual meeting: (l-r) Gloria Graham Boyd, Alfredia Boyd, Cheryl Myrick, Rosena Lucas, Vivian Nelson, Robin Davis, Crissandra Elliott. On June 17 Delta House, Inc. (DHI) hosted its annual meeting at the Delta Life Development Center. Board President Robin Davis congratulated members of the current and past boards for “working for 37 years to improve the lives of the community within the immediate neighborhoods or the Midlands area and around the region.” Those recognized at the meeting included corporate partners South State Bank (Nathaniel Barber) and Wells Fargo (Ericia Davis) as well as nine women who served as Delta House, Inc. president since its founding in 1979.

This spring the organization met its goals to 1) serve the surrounding community and the Midlands and 2) ensure a venue is available for the facilitation of services for those in need with the following programs:

• 4th Annual Easter Basket Give Away (April 2017). The purpose of this signature program is to provide food for families in Richland School District One during spring break. Established in 2013 DHI has served between 25 and 30 families each year with this program. Members of Columbia SC Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., partner with DHI to provide donations of nonperishable items, financial contributions, as well as time for preparation and delivery of baskets. In addition to those mentioned above, local community partners include: Aldi, Walmart and Panera Bread.

• Farmers’ Market Voucher Issuance ( June 2017). Executed annually at Delta Life Development Center, the Farmers’ Market Voucher Issuance program partners with agencies who provide resources for seniors. In addition, the following agencies were present to educate seniors on resources available to them including: DHEC, Retired Senior and Volunteer Program (RSVP), Lt. Governor’s Council on Aging, SC Thrive, DSS, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and the Central Midlands Family Caregiver Support Program.

• Power UP! Financial Empowerment Boot Camp ( June 2017). This pilot project was designed to expose middle and high school students to financial management and responsibility “early” with the goal of improving their income and wealth of their families in the future. The following were community and corporate partners who assisted with this initiative: Delta House, Inc., Board of Directors; Columbia (SC) Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated; Keller Williams (Realtor/Broker: Micah Collins); South State Bank ( Senior Vice President Nathaniel Barber); Small Business Administration (Lender Relations Specialist: Frank Anderson); Walmart / Sam’s Giving Program (Facility Store: # 8283); The School of Hope Food ( Program Program Coordinator Shirley Jenerette); Thomas Media Group, LLC ( President Darrin Thomas); and Veronica Isaac, ( owner/ agent: State Farm Insurance Company).

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