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UW-River Falls students raise $2,600 for Puerto Rico hurricane victims

UWRF’s fall 2017 sales and event planning class with a check for the money being donated to Random Acts. Photo courtesy of UW-River Falls

This semester's University of Wisconsin-River Falls' sales and event planning class raised $2,600 for the victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico through their "Pies for Puerto Rico" event sponsored by Renewal by Anderson and partnered with Random Acts. The event took place at the University Center on campus Dec. 6. Pies for Puerto Rico was a pie-your-professor event drawing the support of 30 UWRF professors and administrators willingly allowing students to throw pies at them to raise money.

With the recent devastation brought to the region by the hurricane, the class felt like they needed to step in and help. Proceeds are being used by Random Acts to buy and distribute toys to children in Puerto Rico for the holidays. Willis-Rivera, the development manager for the organization, said that Random Acts "...loves to do anything to promote acts of kindness and especially right now with the situation Puerto Rico is in."