Statement on Hurricane Harvey

STATEMENT ON HURRICANE HARVEY

My Brothers of Alpha,

Hurricane Harvey has landed in the Southwestern Region of our country and has caused a great deal of devastation in the states of Texas and now Louisiana. Overwhelming flood waters have stranded many brothers and their families in their homes or have forced them to evacuate and find shelter elsewhere. Weather forecasters warn that more rain is eminent as the citizens in a widening area brace themselves for even more flood and storm related emergencies.

Our collective thoughts and prayers are with those affected by this storm. As state and federal relief agencies respond to this situation our brotherhood is also poised to provide help and necessary assistance to those affected by this catastrophic storm. Brother Tarrynce Robinson, Southwestern Regional Vice President, and his leadership team will continue to coordinate the Fraternity’s on the ground response. However, I am calling on the greater brotherhood to support relief efforts by donating to the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Disaster Relief Fund. This fund aided in the Fraternity’s ability to support those brothers impacted in 2005 during Hurricane Katrina, and I am confident this resource will assist those brothers and their families now battling the impact of Hurricane Harvey. Detailed instructions on how you can contribute to the fund are provided below.  All funds collected will be distributed from the Corporate Headquarters to brothers in need.

Men of Alpha have always answered the call to service. Our commitment to serving all of humanity compels us to urgent and deliberate action on behalf of those in need. It is in times like these that our brotherhood must marshal its collective resources to aid a population that has been made vulnerable as a result of immeasurable damage. I am confident that we as Men of Alpha will once again rise to the occasion as servants of all. Thank you in advance for your financial support and continued prayers. First of All, Servants of All, We Shall Transcend All.

Onward & Upward Always,

 

How to make a donatation to the Alpha Disaster Relief Fund: 

1. Log into your AlphaNet Account 

2. On the top right corner, click Donations 

3. Under General Tasks, click Make a Donation 

4. Alpha Disaster Relief Fund should be listed as the first donation option

5. Enter your donation amount

6. Follow the prompts to complete the transactions by entering in your card information

7. If you prefer to make a donation by check, please send all contributions to:

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
P.O. Box 405478
Atlanta, GA 30384-5478

Make checks payable to Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity and note Alpha Disaster Relief Fund on the description line


Statement of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. on White Supremacist Activities in Charlottesville, Virginia

STATEMENT OF ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY INC. ON WHITE SUPREMACIST ACTIVITIES IN CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA

The events in Charlottesville, VA amplify the “Urgency of Now” and further indicate that we must all take deliberate and decisive action to oppose all efforts that attempt to take our country backward. Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity stands with all those who peacefully and lawfully protest any statues or monuments that seek to demean people of any race. Furthermore, we call on the elected leaders and citizens of the United States to hold the President accountable for his tacit participation in creating the environment where white supremacy is perpetuated and ultimately leads to violent confrontations. There is indeed an inextricable link between the symbols of the Confederacy, the hateful, divisive, anti-immigrant language that has become a common part of our lexicon and the violence in Charlottesville. Leadership at all levels should demand better from the President as he is expected to not only protect but sustain our union.

Our Alpha Brother Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere”. On yesterday armed white nationalist gathered in Charlottesville, Virginia for a “Unite the Right” rally, which ultimately escalated into violence and led to several injuries and two fatalities. We join in solidarity and sympathy with the people who were terrorized and subjected to violence at the hands of white supremacists. Violence associated with white supremacy is a despicable but undeniable part of our nation’s historical narrative. Unfortunately, the hate and vitriol that characterized so much of America’s past have reemerged in various pervasive forms today.  The men of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. denounce the culture of racism and bigotry that seeks to divide our country and erode the progress achieved in moving our nation toward full democracy for all citizens. As men of Alpha, we will intensify our position against racism by establishing a team of Civil Rights attorneys to combat injustice in American courts. We also encourage everyone to use their social media platforms and join the #TakeDownHate social media campaign, which is an online movement being used to fight against acts such as those that took place in Charlottesville.  Furthermore, we are calling on citizens across the country to demand the removal of Confederate monuments, statues and symbols from communities within their respective cities.