Passion for Helping
Mary Ham always knew she wanted to help people and she feels she found the perfect way to do it. The Willingboro resident is a home care nurse for Moorestown Visiting nurses.
I like caring for people,” said Ham, who has been a nurse for 38 years. “I like taking care of someone who is sick and helping them to get better.”
Ham, a member of the Zeta Amica sorority of Moorestown, was honored as Amica of the Year during the Zeta Delta Zeta Annual Finer Womanhood Scholarship Awards and Fashion Show Luncheon held Saturday at The Crowne Plaza Hotel in Cherry Hill, Camden County.
The event, sponsored by the Burlington County-based Zeta Delta Zeta chapter, recognizes outstanding community organizations and leaders.
Other honorees included Assemblyman Troy Singleton who was named Sigma of the Year by his Phil Beta Sigma fraternity.
Scholarship awards and vendor shopping were also included in the day.
Wanda Smith, president of Zeta Delta Zeta’s Burlington County chapter, said the event is held so the members can “give back.”
“We can help college women thrive,” Smith said. “We may put someone over the edge (with scholarships) who might not have been able to attend a college or might not have been able to attend a class.”
Smith noted the chapter also works on projects with the March of Dimes, the county’s battered women’s shelter and Tabernacle Baptist Church in Burlington Township. She added it has reached across the globe to purchase water wells in Africa.
“Whether it’s locally, statewide, regionally or internationally, we help,” Smith said.