On a brisk Saturday afternoon in September, the Rev. Randolph Scott only had to look out in his front yard to witness once again what fraternity really means. Scott, 83, a retired minister, who joined Alpha at Omicron Mu Lambda on Jan. 17, 1987, was the recipient of the chapter’s first official “A. Charles Haston Brother’s Keeper Program” project.

Members of OML and Tau Zeta Chapter at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Ga., spent the better part of the day raking leaves, planting flowers, cleaning gutters and performing other tasks at Brother Scott’s home.

Scott, a past chapter president and now a senior Alpha, is a much beloved member, who has given a lifetime of service to the fraternity and the greater Cobb County community. Before retiring, he spent years as assistant pastor of Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church.

The Brother’s Keeper program is a service initiative, in which brothers advocate for, and improve the quality of life of, senior Alpha brothers, their spouses, widows, and other brothers who are ailing or have disabilities.

The program was developed in the fraternity’s Southwestern Region and recently became a national program. Locally in Cobb County, it is co-chaired by Brothers Arthur Vaughn, Vincent Brown and Sims Gordon Jr.

If you know of someone who is in need of assistance, and could benefit from this program, please, contact Arthur D. Vaughn via e-mail at: , with the subject line: “Brother’s Keeper.”