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MEDIA ALERT

PHOTO/VIDEO/INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Allison Benner, College Relations Associate – Media, 610.740.3790

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

Allentown, PA (January 18, 2006) – More than 130 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 today, Wednesday, January 18, 2006.

Members of the Nursing Department will lend a helping hand at thirteen Lehigh Valley agencies including homeless shelters, soup kitchens and elder care facilities.   Students and faculty will participate in a variety of activities including meal preparation, cleaning and painting.

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 24,900 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

Access Services
1510 Valley Center Parkway   (off Schoenersville Road)
Suite 130
Bethlehem , PA

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

 

 

Contact for more info

Allentown Rescue Mission
355 Hamilton Street , Allentown

2:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Preparing and serving a meal

Cedar Brook Nursing Home
350 S. Cedarbrook Rd
Allentown ,   PA

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Interaction with residents

Community Exchange
17 th and Chew Streets,
2 nd Floor
Allentown , PA

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Help elderly with various tasks

Country Meadows
4007 Green Pond Road
Bethlehem , PA  

6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Interaction with residents

Daybreak
534 Chew St ,
Allentown , PA

9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Serve and clean up breakfast and lunch and play games with members

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

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Visit and socialize with residents

Mary’s Shelter
325 South 12 th Street , Reading

5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Painting and organizing donations

New Bethany Ministries
337 Wyandotte Street , Allentown

9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Preparing and serving lunch

Sixth Street Shelter
219 North 6 th Street
Allentown , PA

2:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Contact for more info

Second Harvest Food Bank
2045 Harvest Way , Allentown

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Sorting canned goods

Wellness Center/Townhouse Apts.
1827 Walnut St , Allentown

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Cleaning and other housework

YMCA/YWCA
425 S. 15 th Street
Allentown , PA

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Contact for more info

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

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