REVO PUC, the college’s popular student-run philanthropy organization, raised over $1,800 toward a community kitchen at a charity run Sunday, April 17. The race, which took runners through 3.1 miles of PUC’s beautiful forest trails, was the kickoff event for REVO’s annual fundraising season and also served as the capstone event of PUC’s Homecoming Weekend.
Approximately 100 runners—including students, alumni, and local athletes— participated in the race. Their $30 entrance fees will go to Adventist Development and Relief Agency, which is partnering with REVO to establish a self-sufficient community kitchen serving Argentina’s underdeveloped province of Salta.
Napa Valley local Alex Lovick won first place in the race.
In 2008 PUC students started the first campus branch of REVO, an international philanthropy movement. The students, who are entirely responsible for the project, select a different cause each year to support with fundraising and awareness events. Hundreds of students on campus get involved each year—through planning, coordinating, event participation, or donations. Causes have included rehabilitating the victims of human trafficking in Peru, supporting local food banks, and combating a debilitating disease rampant in Ethiopia.
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