DVD Player Stolen From Care Center Replaced By DCTC Student Senate

In the same week that Farmington’s Trinity Care Center used donated funds to purchase a new DVD player for its residents, the DVD player was stolen.

And in the same week of the purchase and theft of the DVD player, Jean Dresch, vice president of the Dakota County Technical College (DCTC) Student Senate and a nursing student, paid a visit to the Trinity Care Center looking for ways that DCTC Student Senate could get involved with the community.

While Dresch’s original intention had been to participate in a service activity at the care center, her plans changed after hearing about the stolen DVD player during a conversation with Trinity Care Center’s activities and volunteer services director, Joy Brand.
“After Joy told me about the stolen DVD player, I knew that they would not be able to replace it unless they received another donation. They have a wonderful facility, and replacing the DVD player seemed like one way we could help them out,” said Dresch.

From there, the DCTC Student Senate members set about the job of seeking donations, and their expectations were exceeded. The Senate members not only collected a number of items from local businesses and individuals for a silent auction on campus, but the Apple Valley Best Buy donated a Philips DVD player.

“As a Senate, we want to be able to be active in and give back to the community. I am very pleased we were able to do this for Trinity,” said Rob Kohler, president of the DCTC Student Senate.

On Wednesday, Sept. 20, the DCTC Student Senate was able to present Trinity Care Center with the new DVD player, along with a $200 check to be used for resident activity funding.
“During winter, we bring in entertainment for the residents and also provide gifts during the holidays for our residents that don’t have family. This money will be able to help with those activities,” said Brand. “We just can’t thank DCTC enough.”