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Another low income or homeless family will have a roof over their head this winter thanks to a group of selfless Rutgers students.On Saturday at noon, Rutgers Habitat for Humanity hosted their annual Build-a-Thon event, a 24-hour event in which students from the club build structures that become part of the construction of a $50,000 home in the greater Plainfield and Middlesex County area.Jessica Mui, a __________ junior and the large events fundraising chair for the club said they work with the Habitat for Humanity in the greater Plainfield area to participate in a “half house sponsorship." This means that the club will pay for half the house and the materials needed to build it. Students fundraised through personal donations and canning around New Brunswick prior to this event to raise money for the supplies they used.“The whole point of having limited materials is to raise awareness for homelessness.
The Rutgers Salsa Club fundraised for hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico in the way they know best — through dance.Last Wednesday, the club hosted “Hope After Maria," a block party that featured a night filled with dancing from 7 to 11 p.m.
Paul Robeson, from the Class of 1919, is one of Rutgers’ most distinguished alumni. In his honor, the Paul Robeson Leadership Institute (PRLI) and the Paul Robeson Cultural Center (PRCC) were founded at Rutgers University to honor his fight to achieve equality for marginalized groups in the country and all around the world.The PRLI is a program Rutgers introduced last year that molds first-year, first-generation college students into leaders in their community.