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University at Buffalo students help the homeless

Posted at 11:34 PM, Dec 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-07 23:34:38-05

UB Heals is a program done through the University at Buffalo that brings medical care to the Buffalo homeless population. It creates an opportunity for students to not only further their education, but to also help the community. 

"This is our opportunity to learn and out opportunity to help (the homeless) so its our honor to be able to do this with (the homeless)" program director Moudi Hubeishy said. 

UB Heals offers basic medical care such as inspecting wounds to repairing bandages. They also provide the homeless with clothing and food if needed. 

The program has been in operation for three years with the ultimate goal to help the homeless receive proper care. 

"We meet a lot of wonderful people and build a lot of trust," Jillian Smith, a member of UB Heals said, "(We) work to connect the homeless population of Buffalo with the greater healthcare system."