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NMU Greek life collaborates for Sexual Assault Awareness Month fundraiser

Megan Voorhees
POPCORN SALE — Greek life sets up shop in Jamrich Hall ticketing booth to sell popcorn for a local cause.

NMU’s two sororities, Alpha Gamma Delta and Phi Sigma Sigma, collaborated together on Friday, April 19 to host a popcorn fundraiser to bring awareness to Sexual Assault Awareness Month during the month of April. 

Sexual Assault Awareness Month is an effort to raise awareness, knowledge, spark conversation, support those affected and bring awareness in communities to prevent further sexual assault.

According to the Student Equity and Engagement Center, “April is a time for everyone to come together to talk openly about sexual violence to support survivors, increase knowledge and awareness, and identify strategies and resources to prevent sexual violence. SAAM (Sexual Assault Awareness Month) was first nationally recognized in April of 2001.”

All proceeds from this event were donated to Marquette’s Women’s Center which is an organization where anyone can go to receive counseling, education and emergency services for domestic abuse relationships and domestic violence situations. 

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The members of the sororities were able to raise $96 over the course of six hours to donate to the nonprofit organization.  

“It’s fun to sit with people and talk while we raise money for a good cause,” said the sorority’s Panhellenic Council President, Brynn McBride.

McBride pushes for other campus organizations to participate in fundraisers similar to the popcorn fundraiser, emphasizing on the importance of giving back to the community and larger causes.

“At the end of the day, it’s not that difficult,” said McBride. “Honestly, the hardest part is getting people to fill out the whole schedule.”

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Megan Voorhees
Megan Voorhees, Assistant News Editor
Hi! I’m Megan Voorhees and I’m the Assistant News Editor at The Northwind! I was first introduced to journalism my sophomore year of high school and I’ve been in love with the profession and writing process ever since. I’m majoring in Multimedia Journalism and double minoring in English and Communication Studies. In my free time I love hanging out with my pals, swimming, reading, and thrifting!