The NSU Demon family was at its generous best Tuesday, November 28th as students got together and led an effort to raise funds to assist a still devastated Puerto Rico in its recovery from Hurricane Maria’s landfall in September. Three NSU students, Elisabeth Perez of Sulphur, Laura Guzman of Cartagena, Colombia, and Emily Bencosme of San Juan, Puerto Rico were instrumental in organizing Tuesday’s Demons Dance for Puerto Rico. They saw a need and rallied the university community to help. The festive event featured a food truck from a Shreveport restaurant, dancing, live music and Salsa dancing lessons.
These three young women embody Northwestern State University and their generation at its best. They saw their friends, family and fellow Americans in desperate need and did something about it. The event raised over $1,000.00 dollars that will be put to good use. Let’s not stop there!
The NSU Alumni Association’s Columns Fund is providing a way to help. Those who would like to make a donation can go to northwesternstatealumni.com and click on Give, then Give Now. Gifts can be made to the Columns Fund and designated for Demons Dance for Puerto Rico. The funds raised will be then sent to HelpPRDespacito.com, a fund created after Hurricane Maria by ConPRmetidos and Foundations for Puerto Rico, two non-profit organizations based in San Juan, Puerto Rico.