Grand Rapids, Mich. (WZZM) Michigan State University's College of Human Medicine held its annual community service event today. Nearly 200 first-year students are visiting 18 organizations in the Grand Rapids and Lansing areas.
Students in Grand Rapids, made several stops including the Clark Retirement Home, The Mel Trotter Retail Store, The Kroc Center and Spectrum Health's Visiting Nurse Association.
Guillermo Flores is a first year student from Holland, "As doctors we're all about reaching out to the community, and patients and other people," he said. "I think any volunteer hours with any good organization is something that benefits not only the people we're working with and possibly future patients, but also growing as a potential healthcare provider."
The students helped with activities like sorting food donations, and helping senior residents.