Community Service Massage Team

By Jody Clouse

Greetings from the CSMT!

This fall CSMT held two events. The Outreach Division participated in the CT Mission of Mercy event that provides dental care for those in need. Carol Radzunas coordinated the successful event at which 13 therapists provided 300 massages. This event really showcased how effective a well-coordinated group of helpers can be for a large number of people in need of dental care. The positive energy was palpable! The Emergency Division, headed up by Deby Van Ohlen, participated in a large scale casualty drill at Rockville High School. Cass Crewson led the team of 10 therapists that provided care to 31 participants ranging from bus drivers, to teachers, to safety personnel. A huge thanks goes out to all of the therapists that participated in these events.

As the therapists that volunteered at these events can tell you, being a volunteer feels good. Another opportunity awaits for you to feel good about what you do. Our next chapter meeting in January will be a donation site for the New Reach Organization. Their mission is to inspire independence for those affected by homelessness and poverty through a continuum of housing and support using the most innovative and progressive methods.

Items that are being requested by New Reach are listed below. Let’s all join together and show how much we care! If you have questions about the organization, you can find them online at www.newreach.org.

Bath towels
Twin sheets
Throw blankets
Pillows (new)
Comforters
Socks (kids/adult – new)
Cleaning supplies
Laundry baskets
Diapers – larger sizes preferred
Wipes
Feminine hygiene products
Underwear (all sizes)
Monetary donations (checks should be made out to new Reach – memo: shelter fund)
Gift cards to ShopRite/Stop&Shop

As always, thank you for all you do!

Jody Clouse,
CSMT Director