WVU students donate food, money to Scott’s Run Settlement House

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Students in six classes in the West Virginia University Department of Community Medicine joined forces to help less fortunate families in the area this Thanksgiving.

The students and their instructors, Ruth Kershner, Ed.D., and Toni Morris, R.N., packed three vehicles with 30 baskets and 15 boxes of food, which was donated to Scott’s Run Settlement House in Osage. They also donated more than $300 for the purchase of turkeys.

In their classes, students learn about the settlement house, the services it provides and the population it serves. Scott’s Run serves families in need through day care, activities for seniors, food pantry, Meals on Wheels, education sessions for young and single mothers and juvenile delinquency programs.

The classes included first aid and injury prevention, drug education, elementary school health, human sexuality and women’s health and fitness.

“For more than eight years, we have been able to help those less fortunate in the community,” Kershner said. “Toni and I are very proud of our students. We are strong believers that our responsibilities as educators include instilling a sense of community in our students.”

For more information on the Department of Community Medicine see http://www.hsc.wvu.edu/som/cmed.


For more information:
Angela Jones, HSC News Service, 304-293-7087
asj: 11-19-09

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