A day before receiving their white coats, first-year PC School of Pharmacy students helped the needy at 12 locations across Laurens County. The student volunteer effort was part of the annual PC School of Pharmacy Service Day.
Bobby Azevedo, of Simpsonville, S.C., was one of five students to volunteer at a mission station for Christ Central Ministries, located in Joanna, S.C.
“Helping their cause may have been the best use of my time in many years,” Azevedo said. “The people at Christ Central are the most devoted, hard-working, and caring people, and their impact on the Clinton community is immeasurable. They have molded so many minds and brought about so much positivity to this world.”
Azevedo, his classmates, and three School of Pharmacy professors organized and sorted clothes, blankets and toys at the nonprofit that provides hope and help to children.
“While we were there, those who run the mission station shared some stories of the children who have come through their programs that brought a tear to our eyes on several occasions,” Azevedo said.
Other pharmacy students and professors spent time with residents at local retirement centers and a center for those with special needs. Some students passed out food to the needy, while others lent a hand to help build a Habitat for Humanity House and walked dogs and cleaned at the Laurens County Humane Society.
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