November 22, 2010 – Members of The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) University of Houston chapter spent two weekends in October helping to organize and pack medical supplies to be shipped to developing countries through Project C.U.R.E (Commission on Urgent Relief & Equipment).

Thirty-one chapter members spent two Saturdays, October 2 and October 16, packing and sorting medical supplies donated to Project C.U.R.E.The chapter’s Vice President of Community Service, Thai Q Cao, a junior Psychology and Pre- Medicine double-major, played a vital role in organizing the event.“Working with Project C.U.R.E. helped the NSCS chapter discover how our hands and feet can directly influence the current global health care crisis,” said Cao “We were fortunate to have the opportunity to contribute to Project C.U.R.E.’s mission of “Delivering Health and Hope to the World” for children, women, and men living in places of poverty and disease.”

Project C.U.R.E. was founded in 1987 to help meet the need for medical supplies, equipment, and services around the world, most especially in impoverished nations. Since its inception, Project C.U.R.E. has delivered medical relief to more than 120 countries.

For the NSCS chapter, it was the chapter’s first time volunteering with the organization but won’t be the last. The chapter officers hope to build a strong service program this year that incorporates many organizations throughout the community.

“Our chapter strongly believes in engaging members in volunteer work by striving to make service a top priority,” said Cao “Our primary goals this academic year have been to establish good relations with local organizations, to diversify our service projects, and to increase the total time spent giving back to the Houston community.”

Cao serves on the large UH NSCS chapter officer board run by Chapter President Cynthia Man- Wai Tsai and Linda Cao, Executive Vice President. The chapter advisor is Dr. Simon Bott, Department of Chemistry.

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