Methodist University students will be able to make a big difference in the Fort Bragg community, all thanks to a grant.
On Thursday, the Association of Bragg Spouses awarded a $1,120 grant to the University’s Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) program. The grant will go towards 10 graduate students from any of the University’s graduate programs – including OTD—who wish to complete their respite care certification. Interested students will be asked to write an essay that explains their financial need. The respite care certification includes a background check, CPR and first aid training, and child abuse prevention courses.
Once trained, each of the graduate students will provide at least 50 hours of respite care to Fort Bragg families over the course of a year, resulting in 500 total hours of service from Methodist University graduate students.
“We are thrilled to see our students realize tangible outcomes by building sustainable programs,” said Amy Haynes, OTD, OTR/L, an assistant professor with MU’s OTD program. “We are proud to partner with the Association of Bragg Spouses in building a bridge between our highly qualified students and local military families that need competent, reliable care for their loved ones with exceptional needs.”
Pictured above: Dailah Cole (Welfare Chair, Association of Bragg Spouses), Samuel Maycock (Student, Methodist University OTD), Amy Haynes (Assistant Professor, Methodist University OTD), Hannah Bates (President, Association of Bragg Spouses), and Billy Buckner (Director of Military Programs & Workforce Training, Methodist University Fort Bragg)