PNC Campus Shop Hosts Thirst Tour Event

By: Purdue University Northwest Last Updated: September 14, 2012

Thirst-ProjectThe Purdue University North Central Campus Shop will host a Thirst Tour event on Wednesday, Oct. 3, at 1 p.m. in the Library-Student-Faculty Building Assembly Hall, Room 02. It is free and open to the public.

The Thirst Project is a nonprofit organization that helps build water wells around the world so that people have access to clean drinking water. The presence of a freshwater well in a developing nation can change a community forever. It also works to raise awareness about the global water crisis affecting more than one billion people. Thirst Project's School Tour is a nationwide initiative aimed at educating and engaging students to let them know more about this issue and how they can have an impact.

"We are proud to support the Thirst Project's mission," said Susan Pearson, manager of the PNC bookstore. "As Purdue North Central's campus bookstore, we are focused on maximizing education and this is a great opportunity for students to learn more about a global issue and how they can be part of the solution."

Follett Higher Education Group, operator of Purdue North Central Campus Shop is one of the leading sponsors for the Thirst Project. The company's support is based on a shared commitment to ensuring young people have access to essential knowledge and resources. Follett drives student success by ensuring they have affordable access to the textbooks they need, said Pearson.,

"Follett's partnership enables The Thirst Project to reach and engage thousands of college students who are passionate about ending the global water crisis," said Seth Maxwell, founder of The Thirst Project. "Their support has been vital in our efforts to drive awareness of the need for accessible, clean drinking water in communities around the world."

Information about the Thirst Project and its global efforts to improve access to clean drinking water can be obtained at www.thirstproject.org.

The North Central Campus Shop is the official on-campus bookstore of Purdue North Central. It is open to students, faculty, staff and community in-store and online via efollett.com. It is located in Library-Student-Faculty Building Room 01 and is open Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.