Omega Eta Psi, the Remington College – Memphis Campus chapter of the American Criminal Justice Association (ACJA), hosted a hot dog sale on St. Patrick’s Day to raise funds for the victims of the earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan on March 11, 2011.
The menu for day and evening students on March 17, 2011, included hot dogs, chili dogs, chili-cheese dogs, chips, and drinks. A total of $150 was raised and donated to World Vision, a nonprofit organization, in support of relief and recovery efforts in Japan.
The ACJA association at Memphis is led by Chapter Advisor/Criminal Justice Department Chair Tarrus Crew, Chapter President/Criminal Justice instructor Michelle Doty, and Chapter Secretary/Criminal Justice instructor Natasha Williams.
The ACJA fundraising committee at Memphis is chaired by second quarter Criminal Justice student Cindy Jones. Her committee includes the following students who helped with preparing and serving the food: Katrice Aldridge, Michael Mosley, Jasminn Terry, Cheryl Scott, Joyce Johnson, Angela McDaniel Waller, and Shamoneake Macon.
ACJA is a national organization that has multiple chapters nationwide. Remington College – Memphis Campus, designated as the Omega Eta Psi chapter in the southern region, sponsors several fundraisers each year, and the monies raised are donated to worthy local and national nonprofit organizations.
World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to help them reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. World Vision serves close to 100 million people in nearly 100 countries around the world, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender.
The excellence of World Vision’s work has earned the trust of more than three million donors, supporters, and volunteers, along with more than half a million child sponsors, thousands of churches, hundreds of corporations, and government agencies in the United States and around the world.
“We were pleased to donate 100 percent of the monies we raised to World Vision. It’s really an honor to be able to reach out and help others,” said Mr. Crew.
For more information on World Vision, its efforts around the globe, and how you can help, visit http://www.wvi.org/.