Southern Technical College Students Volunteer at Long-Standing Central Florida Charity

Orlando, Fla. – (June 3, 2016) – Inspired by a recent classroom speaker, a group of students from the Orlando campus of Southern Technical College, “Southern Tech” were inspired to volunteer at the Orlando Union Rescue Mission (O.U.R.M.) recently.

From helping out in the Eating Hall to the Children’s Center and Administrative Offices, no task was too small for the helpers from the career college.

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Pictured above, from left, Destinee Henderson, Kienda Thomas, Aaron Torres, Gloria Lugo, Patrice Kemp, Lourdes Erne and Jamarion Ross take a moment to pose in front of an inspirational mural at the O.U.R.M.

Instructor Nikki Reynolds explained that she tries to impart community outreach lessons with her general education and business office specialist classes. “Seeing our students working hard to help improve the loves of others brought tears to my eyes,” she said.

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Students Lourdes Ernes, left, and Kienda Thomas helped to organize donated items at the charity.

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Students Patrice Kemp, left, and Gloria Lugo also helped to stock donated items.

Southern Tech-Orlando is located at 1485 Florida Mall Ave. while O.U.R.M. is at 1521 W. Washington Street.


About Southern Technical College (

Founded in 2000, Southern Technical College is a career education school dedicated to providing students with the best possible career training and education in a student-centered environment. It was founded to combine traditional and job-practical teaching techniques in the areas of allied health sciences and applied technology. Delivered in a dynamic and professional environment, the curricula are designed to deliver intensive, hands-on training in core technical areas in combination with communication skills, interpersonal skills and a broad-based general education. Southern Tech is licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education (CIE) and is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). Associate degrees in Surgical Technician at the Fort Myers, Tampa and Port Charlotte campuses are accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES), and the Health Information Management associate degree program at the Fort Myers campus is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

About Orlando Union Rescue Mission (O.U.R.M.) (

The Orlando Union Rescue Mission (O.U.R.M.) is one of Central Florida’s oldest and largest homeless service providers.  The Mission provides for immediate physical needs — including food, clothing and shelter — however, our programs are designed to lead the homeless to permanent independence built upon a personal relationship with Christ. Since 1948, the O.U.R.M.’s purpose is to bring the hungry, hurting and homeless to a new life, new goals and a new future in Christ.