Monday, November 13, 2006

Armstrong Atlantic State University


Looking Ahead
Due to the success of the previous relief trips, as well as the continued need for help in the Mississippi area, another Alternative Spring Break trip is planned for March 10 - 14, 2007. Students wishing to sign up for the trip should contact Alice Adams @ adamsali@mail.armstrong.edu. The cost of the trip is $75.00 for food and lodging; a variety of fundraising events will be held over the next few months to help offset the transportation expenses. Donations for this very worthwhile cause would also be greatly appreciated.
Donations can be made payable to Pickin' Up the Pieces Relief Corps and mailed to Alice Adams, Armstrong Atlantic State University, 11935 Abercorn Street, 201 Solms Hall, Savannah, GA 31419-1

Are you interested in helping to plan and implement Armstrong Atlantic's hurricane relief effort? We need student, staff, and faculty volunteers to help lead this initiative and make a difference in the lives of those affected by hurricane Katrina. A variety of opportunities are available, so sign up today to join us! Please send an email with the following information to richleig@mail.armstrong.edu

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Email
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Are you a: __Student __Staff member __Faculty member __Other
Which committee(s) are you interested in joining?
__Student Group Liaison __Community Agency Liaison __Public Relations/Promotions__Event Organizing __Donations & Accounting __Discussion Forum__I'm not sure, please contact me.
Get Help
Are you in need of volunteers? To request volunteers for your upcoming events, please send an email with the following information to richleig@mail.armstrong.edu
Your Name
Your Group’s Name
Event Name
Types of Volunteers Needed
Your Contact Information

Their October Trip
A group of 21 students, staff, and faculty joined forces with Walls of Hope (http://katrina.armstrong.edu , www.wallsofhope.net) in the construction of 2 homes in Pearlington, MS. In addition to the construction, students also completed the gutting and clean up a home belonging to a widow and her 3 yr old grandson. The home is scheduled to be rebuilt by another group out of Colorado beginning in November. Thanks to all of the faculty and staff who contributed to help offset the cost of the trip!

An Armstrong Alumnus Writes:I received in the mail this week the winter 2006 issue of Compass. The article on Hurricane Katrina compels me to write. I have seen and felt the destruction in New Orleans and many of the surrounding communities. I know people who lost everything they own. I know people killed by this storm. Hurricane Katrina is forever tattooed on the hearts and souls of those of us who survived.
As an Armstrong alumnus, I read with great pride and appreciation of the Armstrong community's efforts to raise funds for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. Your efforts are still very much needed. Thank you for caring and acting. May blessings abound in your lives for the generosity and humanity so well expressed through your good work.
Paul Forbes (BA 1977)
Director, Professional Development Institute & Elmwood Campus
University College, Tulane University
New Orleans, LA

Thanksgiving Food Drive Donations Needed!
Armstrong students are holding a Thanksgiving drive to provide non-perishable food items to families in Mississippi and Louisiana who continue to rebuild their homes and their lives in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Suggested donations include canned hams or other canned meats, canned vegetables and fruit, dried fruit, stuffing mix, instant mashed potatoes, gravy mixes, pie crust mixes, cake/brownie/muffin mixes, frosting, boxes of macaroni and cheese, drink mixes, small boxes of cooking items (flour, sugar, brown sugar, etc.), small bottles of cooking oil. Please, no open/used, breakable, or perishable items! Also, funds to help cover shipping costs are needed.
Food items can be dropped off at 201 Solms Hall by Friday, November 10, 2006.
Monetary donations can be made payable to Pickin' Up the Pieces Relief Corps and mailed to Leigh Rich, Armstrong Atlantic State University, 11935 Abercorn Street, 201 Solms Hall, Savannah, GA 31419-1997


Other Events
The History Department is collecting books for the New Orleans Public Library more...
Lane Library is collecting donations of money and books for evacuee shelters and libraries in the affected areas.

The Department of Health Sciences (Solms Hall 201) is collecting diabetic supplies (glucometers, test strips, lancets, alcohol swabs, band-aids, etc.) for the American Diabetes Association.

The Inkwell is collecting toys (new toys preferred) for disaster victims. Toys will be delivered in small batches throughout the year.

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