SNA and SGA coordinate hurricane relief campaign

Hurricane Irma

Sept. 11, 2017

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The Student Nonprofit Alliance, an on-campus organization of students preparing for careers in the nonprofit sector, and the Slippery Rock Student Government Association are partnering to coordinate a campus-wide hurricane relief campaign Sept. 12-23 to aid those effected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

"Over the past two weeks we have watched in disbelief as the hurricanes have devastated southeastern Texas and now Florida," said Alice Del Vecchio, assistant professor of interdisciplinary programs and nonprofit leadership program coordinator. "Some of us have families and friends who were impacted by these storms and many of us have visited these communities and know their beauty first hand. All of us have been humbled by the havoc these storms have brought to people's daily lives and most of us have wondered what we can do to help. No donation is too small."

Del Vecchio

   Del Vecchio

Individuals who donate will be asked to identify which organization - Catholic Charities, Red Cross or Salvation Army - that they want their dollars to support. Funds will then be divided between that organizations relief efforts in both the Houston-area and Florida-based organizations.

Those wishing to participate can:

-Make an online donation at www.srufoundation.org/snahurricane.

-If your club or organization is considering a fundraising event, funds raised can then be added to the campus-wide effort by donating them online at www.srufoundation.org/snahurricane or by providing a check payable to SRU Foundation/Student Nonprofit Alliance Hurricane Relief which will be added to the campus campaign total.

-Repost information about the campaign and ask friends, classmates and others to considering an online donation at www.srufoundation.org/snahurricane.

The SNA will provide post-campaign information including total amount raised, amounts donated to each organization in each state, and the number of individuals and student clubs and organizations that participated in the campaign. Follow the SNA on Twitter (@srusna) for daily updates throughout the campaign and for the post-campaign results.

For additional information, contact Del Vecchio at: 724.738.2414 or alice.delvecchio@sru.edu.

MEDIA CONTACT: Robb King | 724.738.2199 | robb.king@sru.edu