Physical Therapy and Athletic Training students volunteer for Community Action
For the second year in a row, School of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training students volunteered for Community Action, a non-profit organization that assists residents of Washington County in need. During their annual benefit, Kaleidoscope, our students assisted by registering guests and processing gifts. This was another service opportunity that members of the physical therapy student-led group, The Collective for Diversity and Social Justice, volunteered for.
After the silent auction, Dr. Ann Barr-Gillespie, Chair of the Board of Directors for Community Action, who is also Vice Provost and Executive Dean for the College of Health Professions at Pacific University, welcomed attendees. Dr. Barr-Gillespie also hosted a table with representation from the Pacific University’s School of Dental Hygiene Studies, School of Graduate Psychology, School of Pharmacy, and School of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training.
During the dinner, attendees participated in the live auction and heard an inspirational testimonial on the help, hope, and change that Community Action provides. The 437 attendees helped to raise over $226,000, all of which will go to support the critical programs and services offered by Community Action.
Pictured above: Dr. Ann Barr-Gillespie, Chair of the Board of Directors for Community Action, welcomes attendees and applauds the sponsors and audience for their generosity.
Front Row (from left to right): Rachel Herron, PT ‘20, Kelsey LaVaute, PT ‘20, Kai Ling Clark, PT ‘20.
Back Row (from left to right): Natalie Tran, AT ‘19, Jodie Miyamoto, PT ‘20.