Occupational therapy assistant students raise money for disaster relief effort
Occupational therapy assistant careers often begin at the educational level with many young aspiring therapists making a positive impact from the very beginning.
This was evidenced with Stanbridge College recently announcing that its occupational therapy assistants students and vocational nursing students raised $1,450 for disaster response efforts in Joplin, Missouri.
A co-educational technical college based out of Irvine, California, with an enrollment of more than 650 students per year, Stanbridge took part in Convoy of Hope to benefit the tornado victims of Joplin.
"It is critical that students today understand how they can make a positive impact through civic engagement," said Yasith Weerasuriya, president of Stanbridge College. "As a nation we are currently dealing with many different natural disasters and our neighbors continue to need our help as they rebuild their lives.
Students embarking in occupational therapy assistant careers aren't the only ones providing relief to the disaster-stricken community of Joplin. According to the St. Louis Business Journal, staff of the St. Louis Rams have also joined the efforts on site.
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