The IU Northwest Student Government Association, Student Alumni Association and other student groups are collaborating efforts to offer opportunities for faculty, staff and students to lend their support for victims of Hurricane Katrina.
Starting today, Tuesday, September 6 from 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., a table will be set up outside in the Quad (grassy area between Hawthorn, Moraine and Raintree) to collect monetary donations for the relief effort. This table will be set up through Friday, September 16.
Recruiting is also being done for volunteers to help man the collection table. Please visit http://www.iun.edu/~newsnw/hurricane_relief/volunteer_tables.xls to view shifts available. To volunteer, please contact Alisha Throckmartin, IUN Student Alumni Association secretary at 219-981-4242 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The funds raised through this initiative will be donated to the local chapter of America's Second Harvest. The mission of America’s Second Harvest is to create a hunger-free America. They distribute food and grocery products through a nationwide network of certified affiliates, increase public awareness of domestic hunger, and advocate for policies that benefit America's hungry. They are one of the top organizations spearheading relief efforts for victims of Hurricane Katrina along the Gulf Coast.