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2009.11.25 > For Immediate Release
contact: Wendy Townley - University Relations
phone: 402.554.2762 - email: wtownley@unomaha.edu

Warm Winter Drive to Support Omaha's Lydia House

Omaha - About 2,000 people in Omaha are homeless each night, according to the Open Door Mission. To assist local homeless women and their families, Lambda Pi Eta – a University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) School of Communication-sponsored honor society – will accept winter clothing donations for the Warm Winter Drive Dec. 1 – 17. All donations will be given to the Lydia House, 2706 N. 21st St., which provides emergency services for women and families in need of immediate assistance.

Donations such as new or used coats, hats, gloves, mittens, earmuffs, scarves and other items used during the winter season will be accepted. These items should be taken to one of the following locations: Arts and Sciences Hall Room 140, the Criss Library entrance or the Milo Bail Student Center near the Fireplace Lounge.

Monetary donations will also be accepted by the following individuals: Mary Gum in Arts and Sciences Hall Room 140, Linda Riviera at Criss Library front desk and Melissa Berry at the Student Organizations and Leadership Office on the first floor of the Milo Bail Student Center.

The event is co-sponsored by The Gateway and Ad Club.

Lambda Pi Eta is an honor society initiated at UNO earlier this year. This organization extends membership to journalism, broadcasting and speech communication majors. The goals of the organization are to recognize, foster and reward outstanding scholastic achievement in communication studies; stimulate interest in the field of communication; promote and encourage professional development among communication majors; provide an opportunity to discuss and exchange ideas in the field of communication; establish and maintain closer relationships between faculty and students; and explore options for graduate education in communication studies.

For more information contact Kristin Webb at kewebb@unomaha.edu or (308) 380-6404.

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