Alpha Phi Sigma (APS), the National Criminal Justice Honor Society, organized a donation drive during the week of Aug. 28 for those impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Many residents near the gulf coast regions of Texas in Rockport, Victoria, Houston, and other communities lost their homes, livelihood, and personal possessions. Thousands were displaced to various shelters with little food, water, and clothing. Thanks to the help of organizations and people across the country, donations of basic necessities were delivered to local shelters for survivors of Harvey. Alpha Phi Sigma kept the momentum going by asking for items from students, faculty, and staff within the College of Public Policy; the community; and UTSA to help with the relief efforts. In a period of three days APS collected over 1,837 pounds of non perishable food items, over 174 pounds of hygiene products and over 146 pounds of bottled water.
APS members also contributed over 60 volunteer hours assisting The San Antonio Food Bank in the collection and distribution of food items.
Alpha Phi Sigma UTSA Chapter Organization donated $200.00 towards the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund.
Lecturer Henry Meade, advisor to Alpha Phi Sigma, extends his sincere gratitude to everyone in COPP, UTSA, and the criminal justice community.
Alpha Phi Sigma loading vehicles with donations to the San Antonio Food Bank