Del Mar students help Harvey victims

Brittany Claramunt


Del Mar College’s Social Work Student Association gave the residents of Refugio one more reason to be thankful last month when the group delivered holiday meals in the town, which is still recovering from Hurricane Harvey.

“Gathering everything was kind of a coalition with our Social Work Student Association and the local Communications Workers of America Union. We got to gather about 15 turkeys, six hams, drinks and lots of sides,” said Kayla Bush, president of the Social Work Student Association.

Bush said the group wanted to help victims of Hurricane Harvey.

“They are still unable to live a normal life and we are trying to help out as much as we can,” Bush said.

Building and maintaining water stations, which the group did earlier this semester in Falfurrias, and donating to storm victims allows students in the club to get a firsthand look at the social work field.

“As social work students, we find different ways of helping out our community and different organizations as well. I feel that it’s important to show compassion toward others in the time of need,” said social work major Jose Leal.

Angela Trevino, another social work major, said it felt good to food to a Refugio doctor who distributed it to the locals.

“It was rewarding helping these people in need and to be there for them. It was a great feeling,” Trevino said.

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