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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Allison Goodin, College Relations Associate – Media, 610-740-3790

MEDIA ALERT
PHOTO/VIDEO/INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES

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

Allentown, PA (May 20, 2008) – 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 Wednesday, May 21, 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.

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

Allentown Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired
845 Wyoming St.
Allentown, PA

8:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Students will escort blind & visually impaired community members on a walk through the Lehigh Valley Mall

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

3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Cleaning for residents and visiting

Sixth Street Shelter
219 North 6th Street
Allentown, PA

3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Organize housing supplies in storage facility

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

5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Cleaning & painting

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

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

Pool Wildlands Conservancy
3701 Orchid Place
Emmaus, PA

5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Raking and mulching on grounds

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

 

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