Abington Journal

Keystone College students take spring break service trip to Washington, D.C.

LA PLUME — A group of nine students from Keystone College travelled to Washington, D.C. for an alternative spring break service trip from March 10-13. Accompanied by Maria Fanning, coordinator of civic engagement and service learning, they stayed at the Hostelling International and volunteered at the Community for Creative Non-Violence, the largest homeless shelter in the country. They also helped prepare 5,000 meals at the D.C. Central Kitchen and toured various sights around the district.

Keystone College students pose outside the capitol building in Washington, D.C. From left, first row, are Devin Welch, of Williamsport; Kelly Gordon, of Hallstead; and Donyae Loring, of Scranton. Second row, Maria Fanning, of Clarks Summit, coordinator of civic engagement and service learning; Siara Valentine, of Meshoppen; Taylor Stein, of Honesdale; Samuel Vierling, of Factoryville; Theodore Luke Thompson, of Scranton; Alex Chronowski, of Exeter; and Samantha Layne-Perkins, of La Plume.
https://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/web1_ABJ-Key-DC-01.jpgKeystone College students pose outside the capitol building in Washington, D.C. From left, first row, are Devin Welch, of Williamsport; Kelly Gordon, of Hallstead; and Donyae Loring, of Scranton. Second row, Maria Fanning, of Clarks Summit, coordinator of civic engagement and service learning; Siara Valentine, of Meshoppen; Taylor Stein, of Honesdale; Samuel Vierling, of Factoryville; Theodore Luke Thompson, of Scranton; Alex Chronowski, of Exeter; and Samantha Layne-Perkins, of La Plume. Submitted photos
Volunteering at the D.C. Central Kitchen are, from left, Devin Welch, Donyae Loring, Kelly Gordon, Alex Chronowski and Samantha Layne-Perkins.
https://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/web1_ABJ-Key-DC-02.jpgVolunteering at the D.C. Central Kitchen are, from left, Devin Welch, Donyae Loring, Kelly Gordon, Alex Chronowski and Samantha Layne-Perkins. Submitted photos
Keystone College freshman Samantha Layne-Perkins, vice president of the Keystone Service Club, chops cabbage at the D.C. Central Kitchen.
https://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/web1_ABJ-Key-DC-03.jpgKeystone College freshman Samantha Layne-Perkins, vice president of the Keystone Service Club, chops cabbage at the D.C. Central Kitchen. Submitted photos
Donyae Loring, public relations officer, Keystone Service Club, signs a wall on behalf of the volunteer group at the Community for Creative Non-Violence in Washington, D.C.
https://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/web1_ABJ-Key-DC-04.jpgDonyae Loring, public relations officer, Keystone Service Club, signs a wall on behalf of the volunteer group at the Community for Creative Non-Violence in Washington, D.C. Submitted photos
Volunteering at the D.C. Central Kitchen are, from left, Theodore Luke Thompson, Samuel Vierling and Siara Valentine.
https://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/web1_ABJ-Key-DC-05.jpgVolunteering at the D.C. Central Kitchen are, from left, Theodore Luke Thompson, Samuel Vierling and Siara Valentine. Submitted photos
Delivering 12 sleeping bags from My Brothers Keeper Quilt Group, handmade by volunteers from Keystone College, to the Community for Creative Non-Violence in Washington, D.C. are, from left, first row, Kelly Gordon, Taylor Stein, Alex Chronowski, Samantha Layne-Perkins and Siara Valentine. Second row, Donyae Loring, Samuel Vierling, Theodore Luke Thompson and Devin Welch.
https://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/web1_ABJ-Key-DC-06.jpgDelivering 12 sleeping bags from My Brothers Keeper Quilt Group, handmade by volunteers from Keystone College, to the Community for Creative Non-Violence in Washington, D.C. are, from left, first row, Kelly Gordon, Taylor Stein, Alex Chronowski, Samantha Layne-Perkins and Siara Valentine. Second row, Donyae Loring, Samuel Vierling, Theodore Luke Thompson and Devin Welch. Submitted photos