Joseph G. Weber Physician Assistant Student Society conducts community outreach

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The members of the Joseph G. Weber Physician Assistant Student Society at Lake Erie College have gotten into the spirit of the season this month with several projects of community outreach. 

Quin Repp, a PA student at LEC, volunteers regularly with Project Hope for the Homeless, Lake County’s only homeless shelter. In her work with the Painesville-based organization, Repp noted the need for clear bins for the occupants to use to store their belongings and brought this need to the attention of her classmates. Together, the students organized a car wash earlier in the fall semester and raised enough money to purchase 12 clear 66 quart bins, which they delivered to Project Hope on Dec. 9.

In addition to their work with Project Hope, the LEC PA students wanted to do an outreach project that went along with the theme of December holidays. They chose to partner with Forbes House, Lake County’s only domestic abuse shelter, where student Lauren Miller volunteers. The students “adopted” a single mother and her son, for whom they purchased Christmas gifts. 

“One of the pillars of our society is to give back to the community that has given us so much,” said Tara Marthe, secretary of the Joseph G. Weber PA Student Society. “To be able to help families in need is why we want to be physician assistants. Being able to help others while in school brings us all great joy and purpose!”

Pictured are students Joannah Hutchinson, Eric Krolik, Tara Marthe, Maddy Ghimbasan and Kathryn Rodgers (left to right). For more information on the community outreach efforts of the Joseph G. Weber PA Student Society, contact Marthe at tmarthe@lec.edu.

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