HAPHousing working to help people who have asthma
21
August

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , /


DEFENDANTS. NEW AT TEN JULIANA: HAP HOUSING IS WORKING TO HELP ASTHMA SUFFERERS IN SPRINGFIELD! THE ORGANIZATION HOSTED AN EVENT TONIGHT TO EDUCATE PEOPLE OF ALL AGES HOW THEY CAN “WEED OUT ASTHMA TRIGGERS” IN THEIR HOMES. THERE WAS ALSO A NURSE ON SIGHT TO TEACH THOSE IN ATTENDANCE HOW TO USE THEIR ASTHMA MEDICATIONS PROPERLY. ONE SPRINGFIELD RESIDENT TOLD 22NEWS, SHE THINKS WORKSHOPS LIKE THESE WILL BENEFIT THE CITY AS A WHOLE. ESTHER RUSSELL “I’VE ATTENDED MANY OF THEIR FUNCTIONS AND IT’S BASICALLY ABOUT EDUCATING THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND LETTING THEM KNOW WHAT THEY CAN DO TO CERTAINLY BE HEALTHIER AND I WANT A HEALTHY COMMUNITY SO THAT’S WHY I’M HERE.” JULIANA: A LARGE NUMBER OF SPRINGFIELD RESIDENTS SUFFER FROM ASTHMA. ACCORDING TO THE PIONEER VALLEY ASTHMA COALITION, 20-PERCENT OF KIDS


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