In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, SCC President Dr. Paul Illich has commissioned the SCC Community Action Team. The team’s mission is to empower and transform our community through partnership, collaboration, and service in meeting the needs of our 15-county service area. This team has created ways SCC can help our community during this time of need. This website will share completed activities and opportunities you can help in a safe and healthy way.
The Great Plains Culinary Institute chefs and staff will be providing meals to individuals in our community that meet the following criteria:
Each day the team will provide individuals with four meals each week for the next few weeks. The meals will be delivered on a Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday to your front door between 10am-12pm. If you would like to help with deliveries, please sign up. If you know someone who could benefit from these meals and they meet the criteria, please share this information with them to get signed up to receive meals.
A team of seamstresses and quilters are making masks for healthcare workers, first responders, and ancillary staff who are victims of the crunch of limited Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). These are not intended to be used as the only barrier but to extend the life of a commercially acceptable mask and changing out the cloth mask between patients. For some situations where supplies of commercially approved PPE are not available, they may be the only barrier available to healthcare professionals. If you have a love for sewing and would like to help, please request more information to get involved at SCCcommunityaction@southeast.edu and we will connect you with this team.
All SCC employees and their families are invited to join our SCC Child Care facility in coloring a picture at home or design a colorful inspirational message to be sent to local medical and senior care facilities to encourage those who are in isolation and unable to have visitors due to the current situation.
Pictures will be emailed to a number of health and senior care facilities to share with their patients and residents.
On Wednesday, March 25, the SCC Health Sciences programs donated the remaining PPE from our labs to Bryan Health, CHI Health-St. Elizabeth, Beatrice Medical Center, Falls City Medical Center, Good Samaritan Care Center, and Beatrice Emergency Services. In addition, on Thursday the College donated hand sanitizer we had remaining around campus to the Beatrice Medical Center.
A team of Beatrice staff and faculty are supporting the local Meals on Wheels by delivering meals to individuals in the Beatrice community.
Around 30 children at the Southeast Community College Child Development Center are getting into the holiday spirit by taking part in the Great Lincoln Egg Hunt. Their eggs are displayed in windows of the center, located at the College’s Lincoln Campus, 8800 O St.
We will update you each week on our community outreach and provide new opportunities to safely get involved. We are maintaining social distancing and safe, healthy practices to protect all who participate in our activities. If you have an idea for a project to meet a need in our community during this time, please send it to SCCcommunityaction@southeast.edu and we will work to make it possible.