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Gathering funds for Boilermakers on Giving Tuesday

On Giving Tuesday, the focus is to give back. For Purdue, the focus is giving back to Boilermakers in need.

Posted: Nov 29, 2017 10:33 AM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — On Giving Tuesday, the focus is to give back.

For Purdue, the focus is giving back to Boilermakers in need.

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Today Purdue encouraged others to donate to the Disaster and Emergency Student Assistance Fund.

The fund provides financial assistance to students during various times of crisis.

This may include covering transportation costs, helping in natural disaster situations and replacing essential belongings.

One student was unable to pay for transportation when his father lost his job and their families finances were strapped.

Purdue's Dean of Students says the fund allowed them to cover the costs of the student's transportation back to Purdue.

"We were able to help that student get back to campus so that student could continue the education he wanted to achieve," Katie Sermersheim, Dean of Students said.

Anyone is encouraged to donate to the fund at any time.

To make a contribution click here.

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