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OTAT Students Support Habitat for Humanity

Posted Jul. 10, 2012

The arrival of summer brings a break from classes for students in Kent State University at East Liverpool’s Occupational Therapy Assistant Technology Program. Students, faculty and staff in the OTAT program have used this time away from classes to volunteer with the Habitat for Humanity project in Youngstown, Ohio. Students dedicated their time installing insulation and painting a house that will soon be home to a young and growing family in the Youngstown area.  

Virginia Ball, OTAT student who organized the event believes volunteering is essential to the growth and prosperity of the community. “As students, we believe it is imperative that we give back to the community,” Ball said. “Therefore, as one of our many community based projects, we had decided to help out with Habitat for Humanity.” 

Students had the opportunity to meet the future homeowners who were a young couple with a small child. “Overall, this experience was extremely rewarding considering that we were able to help provide those less fortunate with a home, something many of us take for granted,” Ball said. 

Kent State University is dedicated to preparing its graduates for responsible citizenships.  Both Kent State Salem and Kent State East Liverpool students dedicate countless hours in their community and throughout our region. 

For more information on the OTAT program at Kent State East Liverpool please visit www.eliv.kent.edu/academics/eastliverpool/ocat