LVC Freshmen Volunteer at Cleona HUB: MissionLink September 15, 2016

20160828_144152Part of Freshmen Orientation at Lebanon Valley College involves community service.  This helps new students make friends and at the same time, accomplishes something positive in the area.  Details about the project and the amazing accomplishments of that day are below:



The start of a new school year always includes anxieties and concerns about new friends and new places. Lebanon Valley College attempts to alleviate those anxieties with their Freshmen Orientation program.

Included in the many activities is a time for them to do community service with non-profit organizations throughout the community.  Previously, the organizations came to campus and worked with the freshmen.  This year, for the first time, the students left campus to go do their community service on site.

On August 28, 2016, 77 LVC students (69 freshmen and 8 peer mentors (upper classmen)) traveled to the Northwest District HUB at Cleona, Immanuel United Methodist Church.  The HUB is a branch of Mission Central, the mission warehouse in Mechanicsburg, PA.  A variety of projects were tackled by the group, which was assisted by 11 members of Immanuel UMC.

The day was a success in the camaraderie and sharing that all 88 people experienced.  However, the group accomplished much more in helping those in need throughout the area and the world.

Accomplishments included:

  • Preparing, sorting, and assembling 20 Cleaning Buckets for distribution in flooded areas.
  • Cutting fabric and assembling 33 Sewing Kits.
  • Cutting flannel, cutting plastic, taping razor blades, and measuring string, and assembling 262 Birthing Kits.
  • Washing, drying, and removing labels from 236 Pill Bottles that will go to Africa through the American Foundation for Children with AIDS.
  • Preparing towels nail clippers, and other items to assemble 170 Health Kits.
  • Cutting cloth for the future sewing of 88 School Bags.
  • Making and designing 72 personalized greeting cards for veterans at the VA Hospital.
  • Cutting plastic bags into 12 large Plarn balls for the knitting or crocheting of sleeping mats.
  • Cutting fresh vegetables, cutting chicken, and preparing 50 quarts of chicken vegetable soup for the Free Noon Meal at Lebanon Christian Ministries.
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Mission Central thanks Lebanon Valley College for their continued support and their hard-working, freshmen for their work and dedication that day.  A big thank you also goes out to the members of the Northwest District HUB for their efforts in organizing the day and all that they do for Mission Central year-round.

If you’d like to see what you can do at or for Mission Central, Click Here

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