FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 11, 2016, 8:00 a.m. CDT
Contact Jason Hogue, Peru State College Marketing and Communications, 402.872.2429
Peru, Nebraska- Clubs and colleges joined forces to donate twenty-five purses and zip-close sandwich bags to Project Response, a domestic violence shelter in Auburn, Nebraska. The purses and bags will be given to women, children and men who may need to leave an abusive situation quickly.
The purses and bags were filled with hygiene items. Peru State Colleges’ Red Cross Club collected the hygiene items and the PSC Black Student Union collected the purses and the bags.
Peru State and Wayne State students prepared the donations during the 2016 state college diversity and leadership conference. The Black Student Union hosted the conference on the Peru State Campus.
The conference theme was "Look Inside The Person, Think Outside The Box.”
Students holding donations they prepared for Project Response: Left to Right: Chelsea Turek (York, NE), President, Peru State College Red Cross Club; Janessa Davis (Omaha, NE), President, Peru State College Black Student Union; Shari Berglund (Auburn, NE), Project Response; Marissa Gomez (Omaha, NE), Vice President, Black Student Union
For more information, visit www.peru.edu or call 1-800-742-4412.
About Peru State College: Nestled in the historic hills of the Missouri River, the “Campus of a Thousand Oaks" is Nebraska’s oldest college and will celebrate its sesquicentennial anniversary in 2017. Peru State College’s constant commitment to academic excellence has resulted in a unique and innovative mix of online, traditional, undergraduate and graduate programs. Similarly, the college's ongoing student engagement promotes inquiry, discovery and innovation on-campus and across the region. Peru State College is committed to being a good steward of education, students, the region and Nebraska for another 150 years.