Thursday, November 10, 2011

#ProudPSUforRAINN: Penn Staters fighting back

I was sent this email by RAINN, an organization that fights sexual violence with education, advocacy and services for survivors:

Dear ,

The recent allegations of abuse involving Penn State have shaken the nation. In response, a grassroots network of PSU alumni have started a movement - #ProudPSUforRAINN - to support victims of abuse and help Penn Staters display their true values by contributing to RAINN. This courageous effort will help ensure that something like this never happens again - anywhere.

In the words of campaign organizers Jerry and Jaime Needel, Bob Troia and Larena Lettow (Penn State '98):

"After having so closely identified with all things Penn State over the past 15 years, the recent events have shaken our beliefs - and those of other alumni - to the core. Simply put, Penn State is way bigger than the alleged actions of a few people. To honor the victims, our goal is to raise over $500,000 - one dollar for each of Penn State's 557,000 alumni. Please join us in showing the world what being a proud supporter of Penn State really means by making a donation in support of preventing and treating victims of sexual abuse and by adding your name to mine below."

Please support this important campaign by adding your name, making a donation, and joining the conversation on twitter at #ProudPSUforRAINN.

With gratitude,

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Scott Berkowtiz

President & Founder

In the fight between good and evil, good has just fired a major salvo.

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