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Lebanon Valley College student serve at Mission Central HUB Cleona

LVC students serve at a variety of organizations throughout Lebanon County and the surrounding area. Several of these nonprofits host weekly or monthly service opportunities. Here's a chance to learn more about Mission Central HUB Cleona.

 

About Mission Central HUB Cleona

Mission Central’s motto, “Connecting God’s resources with human need,” best explains the work of the organization. With HUBs all across the Northeast, Mission Central seeks to fulfill needs in communities in the United States by distributing resources and relief kits to people experiencing poverty, or after disasters, such as fires. Resources include medical supplies, personal hygiene items, and school supplies. Through a partnership with the American Foundation for Children with AIDS, relief and maternity kits are also sent to Africa. 

In addition to these national efforts, the Mission Central HUB in Cleona supports the Lebanon Rescue Mission and Lebanon County Christian Ministries. The Cleona location also recently started a new program supporting the homeless in the local community by providing them a place to shower and a shower kit. 

Jeanne Earnshaw '69, coordinator of Cleona’s HUB, enjoys the intergenerational camaraderie among volunteers and community aspect of the organization. She also finds joy in seeing resources connect with those in need of them. Just last year, around 250 volunteers prepared relief kits valued at $138,926. LVC students and community members can get involved by volunteering at work sessions every third Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m., at 29 East Maple Street, Cleona* (in Immanuel United Methodist Church). Students can also help by collecting and donating items or money to stock the relief kits.  

 

*Service times may be impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.