Tuesday, December 23, 2008


Left to right, Germanna student nurses Meaghan Gallagher, Kristen Fisher, Erica Duggins, Lindsey Haun and Emily Causley help out at Holiday Dinner for the needy at Fredericksburg Baptist Church.
Twenty four second-year nursing students from Germanna Community College served up holiday dinners for an estimated 400 people, many of them homeless, at the Fredericksburg Baptist Church last week.

One of the GCC students, Lindsey Haun, a Chancellor High grad, is the daughter in law of the church's pastor, Larry Haun.

Rev. Haun said he considers more than 500 children in Fredericksburg to be homeless, since many of the live week to week in city motels.

For Dec. 18's Holiday Dinner at the church, "When we opened the doors, the were lined up all the way around the block," Rev. Haun said.

"It was awesome that so many nursing students from Germanna came to help," Rev. Haun said. "I'm not sure what we would have done had they not shown up."

Germanna student nurses at the church were residents from all over the Fredericksburg area. Among them, Meaghan Gallagher is a Massaponax High grad, Kristen Fisher a graduate of North Stafford High, Erica Duggins a Courtland High grad and Emily Causley a Chancellor High grad.

On the same night, first-year nursing students from Germanna were serving holiday meals to about 200 children at the Fredericksburg Boys & Girls Club.

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