Students raise funds for wildfire victims

Students raise funds for wildfire victims

President elect Lisa Fuchs and students

President elect Lisa Fuchs, center and students from Nebraska Methodist College


Respiratory Care students at Nebraska Methodist College have been raising funds to help prevent smoke inhalation injuries that can be caused by the wildfires in Southern California.

A $400 check from the student group is now on the way to the America Red Cross with the request that the money be used for masks and whatever supplies are most needed to assist with the disaster, according to the NMC blog.

“It is important for students to connect what they are learning in the classroom to what is happening outside of the classroom,” said Lisa Fuchs, NSRC president-elect and program director of NMC Respiratory Care. “When we saw the need with what was happening in California, it just made sense.”