BASIC Club sets up ‘Heroes Tree’ at LCCC

December 2nd, 2017 6:00 am

Members of the Luzerne County Community College Brothers and Sisters in Christ (BASIC) Club have decorated a Christmas tree at the College’s Campus Center. The tree includes the names of 26 homeless veterans. Participants are asked to take a name from the tree and purchase the gifts requested. All gift donations will be distributed to the veterans who are housed at the St. Francis of Assisi Veterans Home in Scranton. Shown with the Heroes Tree are, first row: Bethany Taylor, Sweet Valley, vice president, BASIC; Jennifer Pijuan, Wilkes-Barre, member, BASIC; Aaron Keller, Mountain Top, member, BASIC; Hanna Joan Martins, Nanticoke, member, BASIC; and Dagmar Frias, Wilkes-Barre, secretary, BASIC. Second row: Machelle Smith, Ashley, advisor, BASIC; Rob Armillei, Plains, member, BASIC; Bryan Bowser, West Pittston, member, BASIC; Dyheem Simmons, Wilkes-Barre, member, BASIC; Alex Turavski, Plains, member, BASIC; Bethany Bowser, West Pittston, president, BASIC; and Carlos Pijuan, Wilkes-Barre, member, BASIC.