Hurricane relief continues to attract
generous donations through Manchester College efforts
donations totaling more than $15,235 and rising, a 70-donor turnout for
a blood drive, toiletries collections and prayer – the Manchester
College community and neighbors continue to support the recent hurricane
victims in the southern states.
Meanwhile, the campus Office of Volunteer Services is arranging
opportunities for students to volunteer in affected areas during January
Session or spring break. The campus chapter of Habitat for Humanity also
plans to take its home-building skills to a Mississippi community.
In a wild
contest among residence halls, fund-raising ranges from penny wars to a
spaghetti dinner and door-to-door collections. Garver Hall, which raised
$1,300 last Christmas for area struggling families, is a definite
threat. The College will continue to gather donations at home games.
Manchester College students have a culture of service and giving: Last
year, they volunteered almost 10,900 hours.
Tarran Day is leading a supply drive in collaboration with Heartland
Ministries, which will transport the donations to the regions in need.
Boxes are set up on campus for deposits of toiletries such as shampoo,
soap, toothpaste and toothbrushes, feminine products and deodorant. The
toiletries drive will continue through Homecoming weekend, Oct. 14-16.
is majoring in psychology and pre-law, learned that Heartland Ministries
is sending supplies to the victims. “While there is a need for money to
be sent, there also is a need for supplies, as it will be difficult for
those volunteers there to buy these supplies,” said Day, of Tipton,
Ind. “By shipping the supplies directly to the areas affected, they can
be used right away to cover the need.”
Cash donations for the hurricane victims
continue to arrive daily in the MC Business Office, from student groups
as well as faculty, staff, alumni and area Church of the Brethren
congregations. The Church of the Brethren has a tradition of emergency
response and relief efforts and has been collaborating with Church World
Service in aiding the hurricane victims.
The Brethren Service Center so far has shipped
almost 28,000 blankets, 75,000 health kits, 6,750 school kits and 4,100
cleanup buckets for the hurricane victims.
To make a cash donation, visit the campus
business office or send checks to Disaster Relief, Business Office,
Manchester College, 604 E. College Ave., North Manchester, IN 46962.
Please make checks to Emergency Disaster Fund. The donations are
tax-deductible. For more information on the Church of the Brethren
Emergency Response Fund, see
What can I do?
..Give at the Business Office
8 a.m. to 5 p.m., M-F
..Join the Residence Hall
Each hall has its own
..Give at home football games
Saturdays, Sept. 3
..Drop toiletries in boxes throughout
..Watch for January Session and spring
break volunteer opportunites
..Spread the word about MC's
enrollment offer for student victims of
**All money donations will go to the
Business Office for routing to the Church of the Brethren's drive for
Church World Service.