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Tuskegee U. student helps homeless through her nonprofit

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Front row: (from left) Attorney Ruby Davis, Diamond Woods, Tyrin Kirkland and Lea Boyd. Back row: (from left) Charles Thompson, Anthony James, Kayla Foy, Daniel Whatley. (Provided Photo)
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Attorney Ruby Davis, Diamond Woods, Tyrin Kirkland and Lea Boyd. (Provided Photo)

Palm2Palm is a nonprofit organization that aids in community outreach founded by Diamond Woods in 2015 during her freshman year at Tuskegee University. Palm2Palm is a group of college students and community leaders dedicated to making a difference.

Their motto, “Together, We Can” is the platform used to improve the local Tuskegee community through various service activities including: citywide clean ups, elementary school playground reconstruction, and canned food drives.

Woods, currently a senior and a member of the Gamma Tau

Diamond Woods (left) and Tyrin Kirkland. (Provided Photo)

chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated at Tuskegee University, has been committed to public service within the Tuskegee area and believed it was time to contribute to her hometown Birmingham.

On August 9, Palm2Palm collaborated with Mister Tuskegee University, Tyrin Kirkland, who is also a senior and resident of Birmingham; and a member of the Gamma Epsilon chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi, Incorporated at Tuskegee University, by feeding the homeless at Linn Park in downtown Birmingham.

The members described the experience as powerful and effective. Palm2Palm encourages others to use their opportunities to engage with their community in an effort to make a difference because together we can.