CDI appreciates help of students

To the editor:

The Cancer Dietary Initiative at the Tony Teramana Cancer Center wants the community to know just how caring and open-hearted our schools and students are, and give them credit for a fine job well done and deeply appreciated.

The students at Big Red, Catholic Central, Edison Local, Indian Creek and the Jefferson County Joint Vocational School have donated an overabundance of time and effort to assist us at the cancer center on food pantry distribution days. Key Club students from the schools have donated their time to help on the third Saturday of every month, assisting the CDI with the food distribution day, packing bags and carrying them to cars for our patients, even waiting until the last patient arrived so they did not have to carry the bags to their car alone.

The students have fundraisers throughout the year, and they decide which local charity receives the money collected. The administration and teachers at the schools also provide the backing and encouragement to the students when planning food collection drives for various charities. Wow – these students give of their money and their time to those who are less fortunate, and the students provide this service with a true sense of pride and concern for their fellow man. The CDI even has students from the Upper St. Clair School District in Pittsburgh donating money to our pantry.

I want to thank the Herald-Star for all of the coverage it gives to the CDI through the numerous efforts of Janice Kiaski, and hope for continued coverage as our initiative grows. I also want to thank the school administrators, teachers and, most of all, the students, who freely give this community so much. The willingness to give of time and money to those less fortunate or in a time of need is proof of the positive influence that our schools encourage in our students. That, in turn, makes for a positive influence on our community.

Once again, a grand thank you.

Don Heiss

Secretary of CDI

Steubenville

CDI appreciates

help of students

To the editor:

The Cancer Dietary Initiative at the Tony Teramana Cancer Center wants the community to know just how caring and open-hearted our schools and students are, and give them credit for a fine job well done and deeply appreciated.

The students at Big Red, Catholic Central, Edison Local, Indian Creek and the Jefferson County Joint Vocational School have donated an overabundance of time and effort to assist us at the cancer center on food pantry distribution days. Key Club students from the schools have donated their time to help on the third Saturday of every month, assisting the CDI with the food distribution day, packing bags and carrying them to cars for our patients, even waiting until the last patient arrived so they did not have to carry the bags to their car alone.

The students have fundraisers throughout the year, and they decide which local charity receives the money collected. The administration and teachers at the schools also provide the backing and encouragement to the students when planning food collection drives for various charities. Wow – these students give of their money and their time to those who are less fortunate, and the students provide this service with a true sense of pride and concern for their fellow man. The CDI even has students from the Upper St. Clair School District in Pittsburgh donating money to our pantry.

I want to thank the Herald-Star for all of the coverage it gives to the CDI through the numerous efforts of Janice Kiaski, and hope for continued coverage as our initiative grows. I also want to thank the school administrators, teachers and, most of all, the students, who freely give this community so much. The willingness to give of time and money to those less fortunate or in a time of need is proof of the positive influence that our schools encourage in our students. That, in turn, makes for a positive influence on our community.

Once again, a grand thank you.

Don Heiss

Secretary of CDI

Steubenville