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2011.10.25 > For Immediate Release
contact: Charley Reed - University Relations
phone: 402.554.2129 - email: cdreed@unomaha.edu

MaverickPR to Trick-or-Treat for Salvation Army

Omaha - MaverickPR, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) will be trick-or-treating for a good cause on Halloween as its members canvas Omaha and Council Bluffs neighborhoods for donations to be given to the Salvation Army.

Like other trick-or-treaters on the night of Oct. 31, MaverickPR members will meet at designated locations across the Metro and go door-to-door, in costume, for charitable donations in preperation for winter.

MaverickPR is also encouraging other students to donate their time for the trick-or-treating event. Those interested should contact Summer Broderick, MaverickPR’s service director, at summerbroderick@gmail.com.

Donations to the Salvation Army will also be accepted on the UNO campus from Oct. 24 through Nov. 7 in Arts and Sciences Hall (ASH) Room 140.

During both events, donations can be made in the form of non-perishable food items, including canned goods, boxed dinners and cereal, or personal hygiene products, including diapers shampoo, toothpaste and toilet paper. Cash or checks are also accepted; please make all checks out to The Salvation Army.

“This Halloween service project gives students a chance to have a lot of fun but still provide a much needed boost in feeding needy families especially hit hard by a tough economy, “ said Karen Weber, MaverickPR’s faculty adviser.

To volunteer and donate at your local Salvation Army, go to http://www.salvationarmyusa.org/usn/www_usn_2.nsf#.

For more information about these events, or MaverickPR, please contact Carly Beckman, assistant public relations director at (402) 659.0895 or by email at cbeckman@unomaha.edu

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