By writer to www.paulsvalleydailydemocrat.com
With a compassionate eye at all times educated on the neighborhood, college students in East Central College’s Social Work program in Ada have delivered consolation to these in want.
ECU’s Social Work Scholar Affiliation (SWSA) raised cash – with the help of Norma’s Restaurant in Pauls Valley – to buy and hand-deliver 25 comfy blankets to native kidney dialysis sufferers.
“We’re all so happy with our college students,” mentioned Amy Ward, DSW, director of ECU’s Social Work program.
“Numerous occasions their studying course of happens off campus, the place they encounter precise sufferers in difficult conditions. They by no means hesitate to step ahead and assist out and that is a wonderful indicator of what sort of professionals ECU helps to organize for the longer term.”
The SWSA endeavors to offer neighborhood outreach each semester to these in want and to companies which have social employees on workers.
This explicit semester, Social Work college students reached out to an area dialysis middle by offering new blankets to sufferers present process the therapy.
By way of SWSA’s coordination efforts, Norma’s Restaurant donated proceeds from the gross sales of its desserts to assist buy the blankets. College students additionally took the time to put in writing encouraging notes to sufferers to incorporate with every blanket.
“That is the form of neighborhood engagement that prepares our Social Work college students for his or her careers after commencement,” Ward mentioned.
“This real-world software of the ideas and practices they’re studying within the classroom is invaluable.”