Human services students donate funds to veterans group

December 18, 2014

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. -- Students enrolled in a Community and Organizational Change class at Pennsylvania College of Technology raised more than $3,000 for a worldwide fair-trade organization and donated a portion of their sales to a veterans group based in Berks County.

The human services class conducted a Ten Thousand Villages sale last month and was permitted to donate 10 percent of its sales total to another nonprofit of its choice. The class chose Keystone Wounded Warriors Inc., of Blandon.

The organization’s executive director, Paul Spurgin, visited the class prior to its final exam on Dec. 10 to accept a check for approximately $300.

Deb Q. Bechtel, instructor of human services/social science, said another outreach performed by the Community and Organizational Change class during the Fall 2014 semester was volunteering at a local retail store operated by The Salvation Army.

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Last Updated December 18, 2014