This year, Penn State SRCC and MudLOVE are teaming up for a good cause. At the end of February in the HUB, members of the Student Red Cross Club will be selling inspirational bracelets to benefit both the club as well as the organization, which provides clean water for someone in need. MudLOVE is dedicated to providing clean water and security to those in need all across the globe in the Central African Republic, and can provide these services for up to one week per bracelet purchase. The MudLOVE website states that, “Right now, about 663 million people lack access to clean water. That’s more than twice the entire population of the United States! Water is the first step out of extreme poverty. It is estimated that women and children spend 140 million hours each day collecting water. A week of safe, sanitary water changes things in a big way for entire communities. Women have time for jobs and family care. Children can attend school, avoid preventable diseases, and live longer, happier lives.” So, by purchasing these bracelets in the HUB next week, you can help both those in your community through the Red Cross Club as well as people across the globe to survive another day. We would love to see you then!
February is American Heart Month and there is no better way to celebrate it than with the Penn State Red Cross Club! The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recognizes this month and the need for knowledge about heart disease, prevention, and treatment. Heart disease is the leading killer of American men and women, so odds are most people know someone who has died from this disease. One of the necessities for the treatment of heart disease is blood for the various surgeries that may be vital to save lives. So, what can you do to help? One thing that you can do is donate blood at a local blood drive organized by the Red Cross, or volunteer to help those who are donating their blood at one of the blood dives in and around campus. Also, staying healthy is important as well for the prevention of heart disease; so make sure that you sign up for the inaugural Run for Red 5k on Saturday, March 25th to help support the club and to maintain a healthy lifestyle! We look forward to seeing you there!