Beverly E. Smith of Marietta leads Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.
Smith is a member of the Marietta-Roswell alumnae chapter and the retired assistant commissioner and director for adult education and GED testing through the Technical College System of Georgia.
Many members left early, but others stayed either because they couldn’t book flights out or they decide to tough it out.
They have kept their sisterhood informed on social media and several posted plans to have tropical storm gatherings in their hotels, offers to help members leave the city or to donate belongings to those in the city who might need them.
The predominately black sorority was founded in January 1913 at Howard University.
Since its inception, more than 200,000 women have joined the organization. Delta Sigma Theta has collegiate and alumnae chapters throughout the United States and in Japan, England, Germany, Bermuda and South Korea.