VC Proud student organization helps fellow student

Students collect donations for nursing student whose home was destroyed by fire 

Recently, a Victoria College student in the nursing program and her family were devastated when a fire destroyed their home. Without renter’s insurance to cover their losses, the family was in need of help.

That’s when the VC Proud- Students Helping Students, a newly formed random act of kindness organization at VC, stepped in and asked the community to donate cash, furniture or other household necessities to help their fellow student.

“This is exactly what VC Proud does, we help our fellow students,” said VC student Kathryn Wilson. “We want to help make sure that students who find themselves in difficult situations don’t have to sacrifice their education. We’re happy we could help this student.”

Lack’s Furniture donated a queen size mattress, Mattress Depot donated a bunk-bed and mattresses and JC Penny donated the bedding. The St. Vincent Association donated a $150 gift card to the VC bookstore to help replace the student’s books and other materials.

Donations have also been received from Old Navy, Bath & Body Works, CPAT Ministries and Pacific Sun Wear. In addition to these donations of gift certificates and products, various friends, relatives and members of VC’s faculty and staff have donated cash and other furniture items. VC’s Campus Ambassadors also collected donations and VC student Helen Soto made the family a quilt.

“Thanks to all these local businesses and caring citizens, we could help this family in need,” said VC Proud faculty sponsor, Terry Willemin. “I’m proud of our VC Proud students and this community for coming together to help this family.”

If you’d like to contribute to the VC Proud-Students Helping Students organization, please contact the VC Student Activities office at 361-573-3291, ext. 3256.

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by Katy Long, posted on Thursday, September 30, 2010

Published: Monday, 11 October 2010

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