Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated, Beta Alpha Zeta Chapter was all smiles as they wrapped gifts and presented gift cards and more to the family of Terrica Martin. Terrica Martin’s family was the recipient of the Clara White Mission December to Remember event dedicated to lifting the spirits of five deserving families that have experienced detrimental health issues and or a tragedy within the last year. Beta Alpha Zeta Chapter wrapped over 30 gifts for Terrica’s young family. Terrica’s story is one of heartache, as her son was tragically and accidently shot at her home. The story unfolds when her son was sitting on the porch with his friend. Terrica reminded the young men to be careful and stay near the house. Even though the young men took heed to Terrica’s advise, she was unaware the young men had a gun in their possession. Within minutes her son walked in the home with bullet wounds and died in front of her. Terrica’s sons’ friend screamed and professed that the incident was an accident. Terrica heartache escalated as she is raising six children and now raising her deceased son’s child. “This Christmas my prayers have been answered. I received the application from Beverly McClain of Slain Children and Families. I have never been in this situation. I am blessed to have my family and to have people who care. Every day I give thanks to God for bringing the Beta Alpha Zeta Chapter into my life. Sometimes you don’t realize just how much people care. The last six months have been rough, I take care of others and forget to take care of myself. Every so often I cry out loud and then I think of what has happened and I am forever grateful to everyone involved in bringing Christmas cheer to my family”. Pictured are Beta Alpha Zeta Chapter Sorority Members Karen Britt, Dr. Victoria Bryant-Riggins, recipient Terrica Martin and Beta Alpha Zeta Chapter Sorority Basileus Herlena Washington and Nu Beta Sigma Chapter brother Jason Edgar.