Rotary Club Donates to ATU Because We Can

Representatives from Arkansas Tech University registered student organization Because We Can received a check for $549.35 from the Rotary Club of Russellville during a luncheon at Lake Point Conference Center on Thursday, Dec. 7.

The funds will help Because We Can offset the cost of collection materials such as aluminum pans that are used during the organization’s food recovery efforts at ATU’s Chambers Cafeteria.

Dr. Sean Huss, faculty co-advisor for Because We Can, reported to the Rotarians that the organization recovered approximately 13,000 pounds of food from the cafeteria and delivered it to local service organizations during the fall 2017 semester.

The funds were raised by the Rotary Club of Russellville during the “happy dollars” portion of its weekly meetings in the fourth quarter of 2017. Members are able to donate $1 (or more) to share good news with the club.

Participants in the check presentation were (photographed, from left): Roy Smith, president of the Rotary Club of Russellville; Sydney Stone of Clarksville, ATU student and Because We Can member; Angela Black, board member for the Because We Can Green and Gold Pantry; Moriah Theriault of Russellville, ATU student and Because We Can member; and Dr. Sean Huss, professor of sociology at ATU and Because We Can co-advisor.

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