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Jones, chapter president; and Cher-yl Gray, committee chair, the chap-ter has mailed a check for $14,000 on February, 11, 2015 to begin con-structing the well. Machakos, the site of RAC’s wa-ter well, is a rural area in great need of clean drinking water. According to Makau, the process involves Water 4 Children Africa, Inc. drilling a well over 250 feet deep and equipping it with a pump, storage and a distribu-tion system. The system will provide water to two schools and a village serving over 5,000 villagers. Avail-ability PICTURED (LEFT TO RIGHT): Sorors Pamela Jackson, Winona Hauge, Perri Ward, UW Minority Health Coordinator, Dr. Lovell Jones , new UW Student mentees (3 students), Traci Hilliard, Rep from Region X Health Services and mentors Soror Moji Obiako-Regional Medical Re-serve Corps Coordinator, and Jesus Reyna , Regional Minority Health Specialist/Public Health Advisor of water will help establish drip irrigation systems to schools starting their own agricultural feed-ing programs. In addition, not only does the Well provide safe water, but it will provide safe sanitation and hygiene. It was through God’s grace that the Roanoke Alumnae Chapter was able to help make a difference by tak-ing strides to decrease the death rate of approximately 3.3 million people that die from water-related health problems each year. They learned most of all that WATER IS LIFE! s Seattle Alumnae Chapter’s Social Action Committee, led by Soror Win-ona s82 DELTA SIGMA THETA SORORITY, INC. Hollins Hauge regional director for the Intercultural Cancer Council network in the Pacific Northwest, re-ceived a grant to bring ICC’s Student Mentoring Program presentation to the Farwest region. The grant allowed for the chap-ter to bring Dr. Lovell Jones, Associ-ate Dean of Research at Prairie View A & M, to present his model for men-toring students majoring in health-re-lated fields. The grant offered two components designed to reach di-verse audiences. One component targeted University of Washington students of color and those from un-derserved populations. The other targeted foundations and organiza-tions that aligned with the ICC’s mis-sion to promote policies, programs, partnerships, and research to elim-inate the unequal burden of cancer among racial and ethnic minorities and medically underserved popu-lations. Soror Pamela Jackson, ex-ecutive director of ICC and niece of Delta’s 10th National President, Dr. Dorothy I. Height, also presented. Over 700 UW students attend-ed the Black History presentation about Henrietta Lacks’ contribution to the medical field and received a copy of the book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, which tells her re-markable story. Soror Michelle Mills Clements, co-chair of Seattle Alum-nae’s Social Action Committee, facil-itated a discussion about communi-ty mentoring and the legacy of our 10th National President, Soror Doro-thy I. Height. Prior to this event, UW students were encouraged to submit an essay about social justice, mento-ring, and civil rights. The twenty-five winners were announced and award-ed $250 each. s Dr. Paulette C. Walker visited the Tuc-son Alumnae Chapter in Arizo-na, on March 5 and 6. Soror Wanda F Moore, chair of Physical and Men-


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