Carthage Students support local nurses with handcrafted care packages

Carthage Students Support Local Nurses With Handcrafted Care Packages 2
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JOPLIN, Mo. – Carthage students donate care packages to Freeman Health System nurses in the COVID-19 unit.

Members of the Carthage Family Career & Community Leaders of America Chapter (FCCLA) delivered 100 packages in total.

“Many students in our organization have been impacted by COVID-19 in one way or another,” said Sonora Jones, FCCLA advisor at Carthage Technical Center. “Our students decided on this project after we had to be out of school for three days because of the spike in COVID-19 cases. We knew if we were being hit this hard, the hospitals surely were feeling it too. So, we wanted to do just a little something to show that we care.”

The FCCLA chapter has 40 student members, and officers delivered the care packages to Freeman staff today, Feb. 22.

“Each year we complete service projects for FCCLA,” said Jones. “We’ve done things like helping the humane society, serving food and gathering clothing donations for homeless shelters. We decided this would be the most impactful project at this time.”