CINCINNATI, OHIO — For over a week now, the Epsilon Lambda Sigma chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Incorporated has been donating breakfast to medical and treatment centers across the Cincinnati-area.
- They have visited 6 locations, including UC Medical Center, Haven Behavioral Hospital and Christ Hospital
- On Wednesday they completed their last breakfast donation, but they say their work is not done
- They are looking to expand their donations to frontline workers like firefighters
“We took the initiative to actually recognize those facilities to let them know that we appreciate the frontline workers,” said La'Shaunda Ewing, the Epsilon Lambda Sigma Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho President.
So far, they have donated breakfast to medical professionals in six locations, including UC Medical Center in West Chester, Haven Behavioral Hospital, and Christ Hospital.
And just recently they stopped by the Sunrise Treatment Center. With the rise in opioid addiction in Cincinnati, this treatment center has been extremely busy. The staff say they are truly appreciative of this act of kindness.
“It’s very heartwarming that people in the community recognize that some of us are still out here seeing people face-to-face every day and trying to take care of those who need the care,” said Dwight Richard, Sunrise Treatment Center clinical director.
“It feels great to know that there are people in the community that appreciate what we’re doing,” said Anita Covington, Sunrise Treatment Center dispensing nurse.
Ewing says showing their appreciation towards these frontline workers is so important.
“Sigma Gamma Rho lines up with them that our motto is ‘Greater Service, Greater Progress,’” she said. "This service that they’re providing allows our community to continue to progress. We appreciate their sacrifice. We appreciate the long hours. For some of them, they are actually the last person. Some people may die and they’re the ones that are holding their hand through that process.”
They completed their last breakfast donation on Wednesday, but their work is still not done.
“We’re looking within ourselves, but we’re also looking at potentially doing some of the other frontline, so firefighters might be an example of some stations that we will do to show them that we appreciate them,” said Ewing.