Fraternity collects water for Jackson residents

September 16, 2022 by Morgan Walton | Staff writer

The residents of Jackson, Miss., have been on the hearts and minds of the public as they struggle with an ongoing water crisis.

A few weeks ago, videos of Jackson’s poor water conditions went viral, sparking massive outrage online. Multiple organizations sprang into action to assist the people in Jackson. FAMU’s Upsilon Psi chapter of Omega Psi Phi fraternity is one of those organizations trying to make a difference.

Kaleb Brooks, a fourth-year agricultural business student and member of Omega Psi Phi, said they wanted to help.

“This issue has been going on for about a year now,” Brooks said. “We were informed recently and started accepting donations from Sept. 5-9. Even when we were in Miami, we collected donations.”