Malone also gave generously of her time in the community. She was president of the Colored Women's Federated Clubs of St. Louis, an executive committee member of the National Negro Business League and the Commission on Interracial Cooperation, an honorary member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, a member of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, and a lifelong Republican.
On September 29, 1927, terrible floods destroyed much of the Mississippi River Valley. Several hundred people drowned and 600,000 were left homeless. Then a tornado tore through heavily populated parts of North St. Louis. Poro College was very much involved during the aftermath where thousands were sheltered, clothed, and fed. Much of Malone's charity work turned to help the flood and tornado victims. Poro College served as a principal relief unit for the American Red Cross serving as many as 5,000 people over a five-day period.