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JPHCOPH Provides Quality of Life

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Dr. Juan Luque Communication for Change class partnering with the Southeast Georgia Communities Project, East Georgia Healthcare Center, and Magnolia Coastlands Area Health Education Center collaborates annually with the University and the local community to provide much need quality of life items to Vidalia onion farmworkers during their annual outreach health clinics. Students work with the community to gather items that have the most impact on the daily life of a farmworker in Southeast Georgia such as shampoo, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, socks and other much needed items.  Recently, the class donated an all-time high of 2,760 items in addition to $315.00 in cash donations from students, faculty, staff, community members and businesses of Bulloch County. The annual drive is a simple way to make a significant difference in the lives of those who have a huge impact on the economy of Bulloch County and to contribute to the mission of the college.

Dr. Luque and the class would like to say a special thanks to the businesses and people who donated to the collection:

Candler Pharmacy in Metter, Georgia
Elm Street Church
Fairfield Inn & Suites in Hinesville, Georgia
Georgia Southern University Department of Health and Kinesiology
Hilton Garden Inn
Microtel
Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Hinesville, Georgia
Powell Walden Family Dentistry
Quality Inn of Savannah, Georgia
Ms. Melissa Gayan’s Class
Dr. Rebecca Kennerly’s Class
Migrant Clinic Experience Partners:
East Georgia Healthcare Center
Southeast Georgia Communities Project
Magnolia Coastlands AHEC
Academic Partners Providing Student Volunteers:
GSU JPHCOPH
GSU Nursing
South University Physician Assistant Program
Medical College of Georgia
Armstrong Atlantic State University Physical Therapy

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