Instead of tossing old bandages or solutions that are past their use-by date, the medical community is glad to send them to a local non-profit organization, Globus Relief. But the question then becomes who can put them together to be shipped to the parts of the world in desperate need of the help?
Global Citizenship students from the West Jordan campus were happy to fill that need. For their service learning project, students dedicated an afternoon to serving this local non-profit that touches every corner of the globe.
They were asked to fill the supply orders they were given. Filling each box in assembly-line fashion, the students worked to complete as many of the orders as possible during their time at the facility. The students didn’t know where any of the products were going, but they knew it was to someone who otherwise would have to go without the medical care that they, as citizens of the United States, have easy access to.
Several of the students are studying and preparing to enter the medical community. Volunteering at Globus Relief provided a window into what some parts of the world lack when it comes to medical care.
Instructor, Debbi Macfarlane-Clayton, enjoys the times her students are able to look outside themselves and realize that while we each struggle with something, there are others often in a worse situation than ourselves. “I love seeing that light-bulb turn on. They get it! They become more appreciative of the opportunity they have to go to school and become better.” Macfarlane-Clayton explained. “It’s very sobering to realize you are
sending something as simple as Band-Aid’s to someone who may have never seen the simple first aid item.”