Neighbors Emergency Center Beaumont, TX Location Donates Needed Sterile Water to Local Elementary School
HOUSTON, Texas, October 5, 2016 – Seeing a need and wanting to make lives better for local elementary students, the Neighbors Emergency Center, Beaumont, TX location donated 1,500 mL of sterile water to China Elementary School on September 22. The school has a student population of 442 and China, TX has a town population of just over 1,100 residents.
School nurses have limited treatment methods to use at their public schools. China Elementary School Nurse Nancy Shipman, RN, has worked in the school district for 15 years. She started working as a school aide and eventually became the school’s nurse. Her passion to be a school nurse runs deep as Shipman does all she can to help the children of her campus.
“These children need someone to not only care about their health, but show them that care and care about them personally,” said Shipman.
Shipman continued that the quality of the running tap water is not ideal for cleaning injuries such as wounds. Neighbors Emergency Center Beaumont Marketing Liaison Kimberly Cao and Facility Director Kathy Marler saw this need in their community and took action. With the help of the Neighbors Beaumont location, Cao and Marler were able to provide several small 100 ml individual sized sterile water bottles for the school to use for wound care.
“We have to take care of one another,” said Cao. “This donation is one way we can live up to our Neighbors name and to be the best neighbors ever in our communities.”
This positive action is a direct link with Neighbors’ company values of having a genuine, compassionate heart; a creative spark with a sense of urgency; a guardian mentality that protects those in need; and a collaborative act delivered with a friendly smile.