Make a Difference Day 2013

Saint Louis University Make a Difference Day 2013 at HEROES Care in Fenton MO
Volunteers from the Staff Advisory Committee at the H.E.R.O.E.S. Care facility

Saint Louis University's Make a Difference Day 2013 included nearly 3,700 students, faculty, staff, parents, alumni and community members take part in the University's annual day of service. The participants provided service at 140 community organizations, schools, churches and homes across the St. Louis area

Jennifer Baine, Administrative Assistant for the Athletic Training Program in the Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training, organized the effort for the Staff Advisory Committee, which included staff members from Doisy College of Health Sciences. More than 25 staff members participated by packing care packages for overseas military members at H.E.R.O.E.S. Care in Fenton. H.E.R.O.E.S. Care is an affiliation of program partners working together to provide support to military families in the communities where they live. H.E.R.O.E.S. Care combines the power of national organizations dedicated to providing emergency financial aid, employment opportunities and mental health services through a network of specially trained care gives before, during and after deployment.

Volunteers from the H.E.R.O.E.S. Care site were: Jennifer Baine, Michael Bamber, Kathy Barbeau, Antoinette Dean, Jennifer Elwyn, Beth Glauber, Patt Hoffarth, Laura Mayer, Yvonne McCool, Darin McLaughlin, Joseph Moore, Kathy Neiger, Ann Scales, Rita Stites, Karen Stocke, Bridget Turner, Ellen Weis, Jeanne Young and Francesca Zanti.

Saint Louis University Make a Difference Day 2013 at HEROES Care in Fenton MO
Volunteers from the Health Informatics and Information Management student organization at The Bridge

Members of the Health Informatics and Information Management student organization participated by cleaning the kitchen, dining room and church of The Bridge. The Bridge offers food, shelter and other services for residents of downtown St. Louis who are currently without a home of their own.

Volunteers from The Bridge location included: Zakiah Alzayer, Walaa Ashmeg, Christina Burton, Jessica Crane, Priya Dixit, Erin Kelly, Arjun Kumar, Seena Kurian, Stephanie Louie, Shivani Singh and student organization advisors Julie Howe

Make a Difference Day is a national day of service that takes place on the fourth Saturday of October. The day was established in 1992 and is the largest community service effort in the nation. Each year, 3 million people participate worldwide, helping millions more.

Photos from the H.E.R.O.E.S. Care site can be found at flickr.com/photos/slu_healthsciences

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