NCC driver training program is used for donations
As Chair of the Public Health Strategic Doing Committee alongside Denise Seigart, dean of Health Sciences at East Stroudsburg University, Judy Rex, dean of Allied Health and Sciences at Northampton Community College (NCC), discovered a way to get NCC students involved with a great cause. In a joint effort with United Way, the committee, including St. Luke’s employees, purchased diapers for distribution to local food banks.
“It has been my pleasure to work with such a collaborative group of individuals, motivated to help a cause without hesitation,” says Rex.
Rex thought of NCC’s driver training programs, and she contacted Tina Frindt, director of the programs, to see if it was possible to get the students involved. On September 25, students in the programs picked up 17 pallets of diapers from the Shoprite in Brodheadsville to deliver to the Mountain Center. They were then put onto smaller trucks for distribution to food banks in Monroe County.
Frindt says, “This may become a regular event for us to assist in distributing the diapers. We have been involved in other community events like Toys for Tots and Habitat for Humanity. Doing these things are a great way to serve our communities, and we love doing it!”