West Virginia UniversitysDollars for Disasterrelief efforts for hurricane victims had raised about $6,000 as of Friday morning (Sept. 9), student organizers announced.
The campus-wide drive continues Sept. 12-16 and 19-20. People may drop off donations from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. in the Mountainlair commons area and Health Sciences Center outside the HSC cafeteria. All donations go to the American Red Cross, which is providing food, shelter, counseling and other assistance to people affected by the disaster.
The WVU Student Health Advisory Board, coordinating theDollars for Disasterfund-raiser, is also launching aYouve Got Mail!greetings from West Virginians campaign Monday, Sept. 12.
Drop-off boxes will be set up at theDollars for Disastertables to collect notes and letters of support. SHAB will then deliver them to evacuees living at Camp Dawson in Preston County.
This is a way for people who cant make a financial contribution to make a big difference,said SHAB President Lisa Costello.They can send a message�€~Welcome to our stateor �€~Were thinking of youto boost their spirits.
Donations and notes may also be mailed to: SHAB /WVU Health Service, P.O. Box 9247, Morgantown, WV 26506 . Checks should be made out to ARC Hurricane Katrina.
For the latest on WVU relief and support efforts, go tohttp://www.wvu.edu/katrina/.
The WVU Student Government Association, meanwhile, has announced it will donate money raised through its 84 Lumber Classic ticket sales to help hurricane survivors. The golf tournament runs Sept. 12-18 at Nemacolin Woodlands; SGA tickets are available for Sept. 15-18.
Everyone who makes a $10 donation toDollars for Disasterwho wants a ticket to the PGA golf tournament will receive one, said Jason Gross, vice chairman of the student Board of Governors. The ticket offer is available to WVU students, faculty, staff and alumniand includes a reserved seat on the 17th hole, a T-shirt with a WVU -84 Lumber logo and access to performances by the Doobie Brothers or Lee Ann Womack, among other amenities.
Free round-trip bus rides will be provided Sept. 16-18, Gross noted. Buses will depart from theLair at 4 p.m. Sept. 16 and return at 11 p.m. On Sept. 17, they will leave at 11 a.m. and return at 11 p.m. Finally, on Sept. 18, buses will depart at 10 a.m. and return at 4 p.m.
Students interested in taking a bus should e-mail email@example.com and indicate which day they plan to attend the 84 Lumber Classic.
On the Net:www.84lumberclassic.com