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Contact: Allison Goodin, College Relations Associate - Media, 610-740-3790

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CEDAR CREST NURSING STUDENTS AND FACULTY MAKE A DIFFERENCE AT BI-ANNUAL COMMUNITY SERVICE DAY

Some Students will Volunteer at Lehigh Valley Hospital's Brand New Patient Care Tower

 

Allentown, PA (January 11, 2008) - More than 150 students and faculty from Cedar Crest College's nursing program will volunteer their time and energy to make a difference in the lives of Lehigh Valley residents for the Bi-annual Community Service Day on Monday, January 14, 2008.

Members of the Nursing Department will lend a helping hand at eight Lehigh Valley agencies including homeless shelters, hospitals and elder care facilities.  Students and faculty will participate in a variety of activities including administrative assistance, cleaning and painting.

One group of nursing students will have the opportunity to help Lehigh Valley Hospital staff as they continue to move into and set up the brand new Kasych Family Pavilion.  Students will assist with moving patients into the new patient care tower, as well as preparing the vacated space for a planned renovation process.

Fully accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Cedar Crest's nursing program provides a solid foundation in nursing practice.  Community Service Day underscores the nursing department's commitment to compassion and service to those in need, an important element of the nursing program's philosophy, as well as a standard of the nursing profession in general.

Community Service Day also highlights the College's commitment to incorporating community service into programs of study.  It is used as an outside-the-classroom learning experience for students and provides faculty with the opportunity to work with the students on a personal level as they accomplish a goal together.  Last year, Cedar Crest students performed more than 24,600 hours of community service in the greater Lehigh Valley.

A list of volunteer sites, times and activities follows.  Please call the College Relations office if you are interested in covering any of the events as some volunteer sites have confidentiality restrictions.  For more information, call the College Relations Office at 610.740.3790.

 

VIDEO AND PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES AT VOLUNTEER SITES AND INTERVIEWS WITH NURSING STUDENTS AND FACULTY AVAILABLE BY REQUEST*

 

Volunteer Site

Times

Volunteer Activities

Lehigh Valley Hospital
Cedar Crest Blvd.
Allentown, PA

7:30 a.m. – Noon

11:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Assisting with moving equipment into new Kasych Family Pavilion and clearing vacated space for renovation

Allentown Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired

9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Assisting with planning and monthly newsletter production

Wellness Center & Towne House Apartments
1827 Walnut St.
Allentown, PA

1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Cleaning for residents

Sixth Street Shelter
219 North 6th Street
Allentown, PA

1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Painting

EQPP (Emergency Housing for Families)
2155 Milford Square Pike
Milford Square, PA 18933

4:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Cleaning

Good Shepherd Allentown
Raker Center
601 St. John’s Street, Allentown

6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Visit and socialize with residents

Good Shepherd Bethlehem
2855 Schoenersville Rd.
Bethlehem, PA

6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Visit and socialize with residents

*Please call ahead to schedule interviews as some volunteer sites have confidentiality restrictions.
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