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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 (May 22, 2006) – More than 90 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 24, 2006.

Members of the Nursing Department will lend a helping hand at twelve 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

5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

 

 

Yard work

Allentown Rescue Mission
355 Hamilton Street , Allentown

4:00 p.m.-6:15 p.m.

Preparing and serving a meal

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

6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Interaction with residents

Community Exchange
17 th and Chew Streets,
Allentown , PA

5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Helping elderly with cleaning and organizing

Country Meadows - Allentown
410 Krocks Rd.
Allentown , PA

5:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m.

Interaction with residents

Country Meadows –Bethlehem
4007 Green Pond Road
Bethlehem , PA  

6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Interaction with residents

Daybreak
534 Chew St .
Allentown , PA

12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

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

Emergency Housing for Quakertown, Perkiomen & Perkasie
2155 Milford Sq. Pike
Quakertown , PA

5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Cleaning & housework

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

5:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m.

 

Helping with evening meal

 

 

Sixth Street Shelter
219 North 6 th Street
Allentown , PA

5:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Cleaning and organizing apartments

Wellness Center/Townhouse Apts.
1827 Walnut St , Allentown

5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Cleaning and other housework

 

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


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