RuYue Mao and Hao Dong, a married couple and the owners of a Harrisburg-area restaurant group, have a long history with Penn State Harrisburg -- one that motivated them to help organize an effort to deliver pre-packaged meals to international students unable to return home during the pandemic.
Under normal circumstances, the dedicated nurses who work at Penn State’s Commonwealth Campuses already provide essential resources and guidance to the students in their care. Now, during the pandemic, they’re working together to find ways to continue to serve their communities.
Since March, Labriola-Cuffe has worked on supply logistics for the Westchester County Department of Emergency Services in New York as it responds to the COVID-19 pandemic. “I love helping people. I always have – it’s just something in my blood,” she said. “I feel if we didn’t come in to work, people would suffer.”