Typically college students use their summer break to relax or go on a trip, but one small group of Shawnee State University students has been spending much of their free time in a lab, dedicating hour after hour to help others get through the pandemic safely.
Jennifer Casto and Julie Turley work for Sorensen Communications. They are contracted through the state’s DHHR to provide American Sign Language interpretation for the deaf community during the pandemic.
COVID-19 forced schools to close their doors, leaving many kids to rely on food boxes prepared by school districts. Shelby Moore, a Minford Local School district teacher's aide, volunteered to help deliver food boxes to students in her community.
For 39 years Jackie Servadea and Judy Cooper have gone through fundraisers and coordinated help with local veterinarians for some of the most basic help like spay and neuter clinics paid for through their help.