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Medical School Students Assist the Homeless

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Medical School Students Assist the Homeless

First-year students of NSU College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Student Government Association (SGA) organized an event on Friday, Feb. 6 to benefit the Homeless Voice Shelter in Hollywood, Florida, and the homeless population living in the city. The humanitarian undertaking involved purchasing various items, making ham and cheese and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, and providing a bag of chips with each sandwich. The SGA provided most of the materials by going to a local wholesaler and purchasing the items required to make and bag the food items.

Through the efforts of NSU-COM students, upwards of 700 sandwiches were made and over $2,000 worth of food, coffee, and laundry detergent were delivered to the Homeless Voice Shelter.

“When going to the deliver the items, it was heartbreaking to see the conditions that these folks were living in,” said OMS-I Parth Gandhi. “The shelter’s director was brought to tears, and strangers who were living on the street approached us to thank us wholeheartedly. It is our duty as citizens of this community to do what we can to help provide basic necessities such as food and coffee for the homeless population. It is the SGA’s hope that this event will spark a movement and encourage all students to take part in similar events in the near future.