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Community Rallies for Emergency Relief Amid Severe Weather in Cooke County

Valley View, Texas – The small community of Valley View, still reeling from the aftermath of a devastating EF-3 tornado, witnessed an extraordinary display of solidarity and resilience over the Memorial Day weekend. The tornado, which struck the community of about 800 residents, resulted in the tragic loss of at least seven lives in Cooke County, with authorities warning that the death toll could rise. In the face of such adversity, the Denton-Lewisville (TX) Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi stepped up to provide much-needed relief.

What Happened

In the wake of the tornado, members of the Denton-Lewisville Alumni (DLA) Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi and the Denton-Lewisville Silhouettes mobilized quickly to gather and distribute emergency supplies to the residents of Valley View. Known for their motto "Brotherhood First," the chapter's actions during this crisis should adopt a new mantra: "Community First." This shift in focus underscores their commitment to service and support for those in need during disasters. The DLA Kappas and Silhouettes also assisted the first responders and relieved supporters by passing out survival supplies like water and other essential items.

Event Organization

The relief effort swiftly responded to the severe weather conditions ravaging Denton County. The chapter members were initially set to do another service event taking place in Martin Luther King Jr. Park, before packing up supplies and heading to Valley View, TX, north of Denton, Texas. The venue change was a testament to the chapter's flexibility and dedication to making a tangible impact.

Collaboration and Support

The event's success was due in large part to the collaboration and coordination of Brother Kurtis Stevenson and the mayor of Valley View, who played a crucial role in coordinating efforts with the community action committee. Donations poured in from Denton-Lewisville Silhouettes and fraternity brothers, illustrating the power of collective action.

Donations and Assistance

Emergency supplies were the lifeline for the residents of Valley View. The chapter collected essential items such as water, Gatorade, toiletries, caulk, cleaning supplies, and bleach. The total value of the donated supplies was approximately $250, a modest yet significant contribution that provided immediate relief to those affected by the disaster.

Committee Involvement

The relief effort was spearheaded by Ray Adkins, the chairman, and Frank Daniels, the vice-chair of the event committee, which consists of eight dedicated members. Their leadership and organizational skills were instrumental in ensuring the donations reached those in need despite challenging weather conditions.

Overcoming Weather Challenges

Heavy rain marred the event day, making delivering donations even more daunting. However, the volunteers' determination and resilience shone through as they braved the elements to fulfill their mission. Their unwavering commitment highlighted the community's strength and unity in the face of adversity.


The Denton-Lewisville Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi's emergency relief effort in Valley View is a powerful example of community collaboration and resilience. Despite severe weather challenges, the chapter successfully organized and delivered essential supplies, demonstrating that unity and compassion can overcome even the most formidable obstacles in times of crisis. This event provided immediate relief to the affected residents and reinforced the enduring spirit of service and brotherhood that defines the chapter.

As Valley View continues to recover from this devastating event, the support and solidarity shown by the Denton-Lewisville Alumni Chapter serve as a beacon of hope and a reminder of the strength that comes from community and collective action.


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