September 20, 2013
Enactus fundraiser to help hurricane victimsEnactus is a community service-oriented group on campus that raises money to support ongoing projects. Formerly known as Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE), Enactus uses the principles of free market economics to educate and improve the lives of others.
The current project that Enactus is focusing on is Stronger Than the Storm, an event that will be held on Saturday, Sept. 21 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m in the Benjamin Apple Meeting Rooms.
This project will raise money for the people and businesses that were devastated by Hurricane Sandy in October of 2012.
Activities include a potato sack contest, limbo contest, pong skill tournament, water balloon contest and dressing up as a favorite New Jersey personality, such as Snookie from "Jersey Shore."
There will be prizes for the winners, such as gift certificates and coupons.
Hurricane Sandy was referred to as "The Perfect Storm" due to its massive size for an east coast storm.
It hit Atlantic City, N.J., producing winds over 100 mph and a catastrophic storm surge of more than 12 feet.
Enactus President senior Cameron Dougherty said: "Over 20 percent of the student body resides in New Jersey, and many more of them have friends or family that live there. Between that and the fact that there is over $36 billion worth of damage, the need is still there, and the people affected are all around us."
Enactus organizes different projects set out to help people in these kinds of conditions. Enactus teams perform economic-based community service projects and present their projects at competitions.
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