Sept. 12, 2005
Morningside College has raised $2498.70 for the victims of Hurricane Katrina through donating half of the gate proceeds from Saturday night’s football game at the Elwood Olsen Stadium.
Half of the gate proceeds came to $2298.50, and an additional $200.20 was collected through relief “buckets” at the gate. The money will go to aid the hurricane victims at Lake Charles, La., and a check for the total amount will be sent to the Sister City Hurricane Relief Fund at Wells Fargo Bank.
Other on-going relief efforts by Morningside include the Buckets for Relief program, sponsored by the college’s Church Relations office, and a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 15, at the Olsen Student Center, 3609 Peters Avenue.
The Buckets for Relief program is an effort to gather basic necessities for the victims. Campus Pastor Kathy Olson has requested that people donate toothpaste, toothbrushes, combs, hand towels, washcloths, and soap. These items will be put into packets and distributed through the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR).
The Buckets for Relief effort will continue on campus through the month of September. Collection buckets are located in Lewis Hall, 1501 Morningside Avenue, the Olsen Student Center, and the residence halls.