NCMC Students Donate To Flood Victims

NCMC Students Donate to Flood Victims

North Central Missouri College students involved in Phi Mu Epsilon and Student Senate recently raised money and donated to help flood victims. The NCMC chapter of Phi Mu Epsilon had two members personally affected by the recent flooding in Northwest Missouri. To support their peers and others affected, the group held a cookie sale fundraiser and donated all their proceeds to Community Services Incorporated of Northwest Missouri in Mound City.

Katie Smith, a member of Phi Mu Epsilon and flood victim, said, “I was able to help families gather cleaning supplies, essentials, and food to help them with flood recovery.”

Student Senate also led an initiative to raise funds to donate money for those impacted by the flood in Northwest Missouri and challenged the faculty and staff to give as well. A total of $630 was raised in approximately one week, with students winning the challenge.  $250 of the funds raised were from the Ag Department and was given to the Missouri Farm Bureau. The remaining amount will be donated to the Salvation Army serving Western Missouri.

“We have a very caring campus community,” said Dr. Kristen Alley, Associate Vice President of Student Affairs. “Several of our students have been impacted, and immediately our student leaders initiated a response.  Many dug deep into their pockets to donate funds; several helped to fill sandbags, while others are helping with clean-up.  We had online students, not from the area, calling to see how they can help.  The flooding has been devastating.  Our students tend to be from smaller communities, and they understand what it means to be a good neighbor, so it doesn’t surprise me that they jumped in instantly to offer assistance.”

To learn more about Phi Mu Epsilon contact co-sponsors Shellee Castanada or Ronna Owens at 660-359-3948 x1335/1325. To learn more about Student Senate, visit www.ncmissouri.edu 

Photo: NCMC Students involved in Phi Mu Epsilon and Student Senate recently raised and donated funds to victims of the recent flooding.”