More than $400,000 raised by Penn State alumni group for sexual abuse victims

    A Penn State alumni group says it has raised more than $400,000 for victims of sexual abuse.

    The Patriot-News reports the effort started in the kitchen of the New York City home of two Penn State alumni. According to the report, the couple started the fundraising campaign after news broke of allegations of sexual abuse, allegedly by former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.

    The couple sought to raise a dollar from every Penn State alumni, but their efforts soon gained interest beyond the Penn State community.

    According to the Patriot-News, the campaign has raised more than $430,000. The money is being donated to RAINN; the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network.

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