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Help supply emergency relief aid to Hurricane Katrina victims
Author: Jessica Lyness Email: aspsu@pdx.edu Phone: 503.913.3882
Posted: October 5, 2005

Students, faculty, and staff at Portland State kick off emergency relief efforts to supply aid to Hurricane Katrina victims affected from the golf coast disaster. The goal is to collect 2,500 items for donation from the entire campus by November 7th.

Needed are hygiene and first aid items that are being collected in bins located around campus. All items and cash donations will be given to Northwest Medical Teams.

Donation bin locations:

  • ASPSU office in Smith
  • PSU library
  • PSU bookstore
  • Women’s Resource Center

Items Needed

Medicine (Over the counter) Hygiene
  • Aspirin
  • Tylenol
  • Ibuprofen
  • Advil
  • Motrin
  • Multivitamins
  • Anti-fungal Cream
  • Band-Aids
  • Tums
  • Neosporin
  • Cold Medicine
  • Children’s Pain Reliever
  • Shampoo (No flip-tops)
  • Bar Soap
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Anti-bacterial Hand Gel
  • Combs & Brushes

Departments and Student Groups

An additional goal is for student groups and academic departments to collect 20 donation items or $10.00 each. If your student group is interested in becoming active in this drive, we want to show you our appreciation and give you an incentive — the three student groups that collect the most items will all earn a free pizza party courtesy of ASPSU. Groups can deliver their items to the ASPSU office or hold to be collected the week of November 7th. The Hurricane Katrina relief effort is co-sponsored by ASPSU, the College Democrats, the College Republicans, and the Vanguard.

Please help make this drive a success. Encourage everyone you know to donate at least one item and drop off in a marked bin by the deadline.

For additional information, please contact either Emily Blakeslee at 503-725-8516 and eblakes@pdx.edu, or Kenneth Godfrey at kenneth@pdx.edu.