May 3, 2011

WNC Alum Inspires Action

ASWN Collects Items for Tornado Victims

Since the fall, Western Nevada College alumna Nikki Peterson has been studying ethnometeorology at the University of Alabama. The emerging discipline explores the relationship between people and the weather. With the tornadoes causing destruction in the southern United States, Peterson now finds herself in the prime location to put her studies to work. It's not without hardship, however as the area and the people of Alabama have been gravely affected by the storms.

The Associated Students of Western Nevada have kept in close contact with Peterson, and have pledged to help her collect much needed supplies for the storm victims. Anyone interested in supporting this effort may drop-off supplies and toiletries, Monday-Friday, May 9-13 in the Dini Student Center, WNC Carson City and Pinion Hall, room 210, WNC Fallon. Cash donations are also welcome and will be used to purchase supplies. For information, 445-3319.

Supplies Needed
Paper products
Cleaning supplies (sponges, detergent, etc.)
Bags - brown paper, zip-lock and garbage
Can openers
Towels and wash cloths
Clothing (including under garments)
Baby needs (diapers, food, etc.)
Food items with easy to open lids (no can opener needed)

For additional information, please contact:
WNC Information and Marketing Services
2201 W. College Parkway
Carson City, NV 89703
Phone: 775-445-3234
Fax: 775-445-3198

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