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Nursing Students Help School Kids Affected by Floods

Members of Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Schuylkill’s Joseph F. McCloskey School of Nursing class of 2019 have joined with others to help flood victims in the area. A group representing the Student Nurse Association of Pennsylvania (SNAP) chapter at the McCloskey School of Nursing collected and delivered school supplies to the Port Carbon Borough Hall for families that need items for the start of school.

Treasurer of Port Carbon Borough Hall Peg Lubinsky (center) thanks SNAP chapter members (l-r) Sarah Palerino, Vice President, Alexis Huntzinger, Secretary, Mikayla Dietrich, Treasurer, and Gabrielle Lorady, President, for their generosity.

“It is really nice to see our future nurses take time to come and help the families in need,” Lubinsky says. “It is great to see future nurses with their big hearts coming from the Joseph McCloskey School of Nursing.”

“The students reached out to me and already had a plan in place,” says Marlene Cook, MSN, advisor for the SNAP students. “It’s very exciting to see how eager they are to help the community, especially with the recent flood we encountered in Schuylkill County.”

LVH–Schuylkill provided food, medical supplies, shower stations and tetanus clinics to residents impacted during recent floods, particularly to residents of Tremont and Port Carbon.