MARQUETTE — In times of cold weather or financial strain it is nice to have the support of the community. One lending hand can lead to hundreds in Marquette’s Ripple Effect.

This organization works with the help of the community to ensure that students at NMU have things that they may need in the form of monetary donations or goods.

This fall semester alone they have given away over seventy–five coats, Econo foods cards, emergency travel gift cards, and hygiene products.

“The community started it, it started within the community. It started with a few members at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church reaching out to NMU faculty and staff, and the need as always been presents its just a matter of collaborating with the community and NMU to get something like this going,” said Martha Jones, the organizations student chair.

There is much in store when the winter semester returns in January. If anyone wishes to donate they can reach out to the organization through their Facebook.