Carson-Newman launches Hurricane Florence relief efforts
**UPDATE 10/12/18** Fundraising efforts will also benefit those devastated in the wake of Hurricane Michael.
(Sept. 12, 2018) JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Carson-Newman University has initiated a campus and community effort called "Give'em Whatcha Got" to collect financial gifts and material items to help victims of Hurricane Florence on the eastern coast. Money and items collected will be sent directly to the Nolachucky Baptist Disaster Relief unit for the agency’s massive effort to help those affected by the storm.
Members of the community who wish to participate may do so online 24/7 at: www.cn.edu/disaster-relief
Along with giving online, the public will have the opportunity to give cash donations at Saturday's home football game. Cash gifts or checks may also be dropped off at the Student Affairs Office in the Maddox Student Activities Center; Campus Ministries House; and Conference Services Office in Butler-Blanc Gym.
Checks are to be made out to "Carson-Newman University," and include "Disaster Relief" in the memo.
For those wishing to donate items, a trailer will be located adjacent to Butler-Blanc Gym. Those dropping off items should visit the First Year and Conference Services Office in Butler-Blanc during normal business hours, 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Items will be taken to "God's Warehouse" in Morristown, the collection center for disaster relief efforts.
"Helping those in need is a hallmark of Carson-Newman," said Dr. Ross Brummett, senior vice president for Student Affairs. "I am proud of how quickly our campus community has come together in efforts to help our neighbors on the east coast who are preparing for the worst. We just want to encourage everyone to join us in these efforts."
The campus wide effort is being coordinated by the Division of Student Affairs. For more information, please call 865-471-3235, or email the Student Affairs Office at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Needed items include:
New backpacks and school supplies
New shoes and sandals
New clothing only
Sheets and blankets
Individually wrapped snacks
Toilet paper, paper towels
Towels and washcloths
Diapers - adults and children
Socks and undergarments
Toiletries - hand sanitizer, wet wipes
Paper products - plates and cups
Large garbage bags
Mops, brooms and buckets
Gloves and masks
Baby formula and baby food
Cat and dog food
Individual bottles of Gatorade
Plastic utensils - forks, spoons, knives
Crayons and coloring books - activities for kids