Blanket Donation

Members of the Rocky Mount Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. present lap blankets to Vidant Edgecombe Hospital officials.

The Rocky Mount Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. recently presented Vidant Edgecombe Hospital with several lap blankets for one of its community service projects.

The blankets will be given to patients receiving comfort measures at Vidant Edgecombe Hospital.

In 2019, a gala was held to raise funds to create a Palliative Care Suite in the hospital to improve the experience of end-of-life for patients and their families. The lap blankets are included in a “Comfort Care Bag” and are intended to provide comfort to those grieving by providing a tangible reminder of a loved one.

For this service project, the sorority members donated several hours and funded to purchase materials to make the various blankets of various colors, shapes and themes. The blankets will be added to the items in the care bags being provided to patients once admitted to the hospital for comfort or palliative care.

“It is our pleasure to help others in the twin counties of our service area,” said Barbara Smith, president of the Rocky Mount Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta. “The Rocky Mount Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. is honored to give back to those in our own communities of Nash and Edgecombe counties.”

Established on April 4, 1947, the Rocky Mount Alumnae Chapter has continuously rendered public service in the communities located in Edgecombe and Nash counties. The chapter is one of over 1,000-plus chapters of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, which was founded Jan. 13, 1913, on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C.