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Community Helps Fire Victims

Purdue University North Central officials are helping victims of Tuesday morning's fire at University Park apartments, which are right across from the Westville campus off US 421.   Keri Marrs Barron, Director of Student Activities, told us today the outpouring from the community has been wonderful, and they're already getting donations of furniture and more.  Here's more information from PNC on donating to help:

The Purdue University North Central Office of Student Activities and the Center for Service Learning & Leadership are working to coordinate a Clothing, Household Items & Furniture Drive to support those families effected by the University Village fire.
 
A list of needed items will be available Wednesday at the Center for Service Learning & Leadership website at www.pnc.edu/csll .
 
Items in immediate need are toiletries/personal hygiene items and there is a need for diapers for a 1 year old and a 1 month old.
 
Until a list of clothing items needed is available, individuals who wish to help are strongly encouraged to donate gift cards that can be redeemed at local merchants for families to purchase necessary food, clothing and household items.
 
Once the list of items needed by the families is available, items can be dropped off in marked boxes at the PNC Westville campus at the Library-Student-Faculty Building dock, and in the Dean of Student's Office (LSF Building room 103), Technology Building North Entrance and the Bursar's Office in Schwarz Hall.
 
Individuals wishing to donate furniture or large household items should contact either Carol Connelly at 219-785-5267 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it %28insert"> This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or the Red Cross of LaPorte County at (219) 874-4247 to make arrangements for pick up.

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