Immaculata’s Campus Ministry Office Coordinates Donation of Supplies for Hurricane Katrina Victims
Immaculata University´s Campus Ministry Office is gathering food and supplies that will be donated to the city of Monroe, Louisiana, through a local Parish (St. Paschal´s Catholic Church). The food and supplies will be collected until Wednesday, October 5. The supplies will then be driven to Monroe, LA, by volunteers from Immaculata University over the Fall Break from classes (leaving Friday, October 7).
When Hurricane Katrina came ashore on the Gulf Coast, thousands of displaced citizens found refuge in Monroe. The Civic Center has become a small "survivor town" and their hospitals and schools are overflowing. The local food pantry is depleted.
If you would like to donate non-perishable food items (including toiletries) and much needed school supplies to this effort, you may deliver your goods to Immaculata University. Collection areas are located around campus including Villa Maria Hall (main building). At this time, no clothing is needed for this collection.
St. Patrick´s Catholic School in Malvern, PA, has donated school supplies and Clemens Family Markets donated shopping bags for transporting items. The Clemens´ Frazer, PA, store is encouraging its patrons to drop items in collection bins after shopping.
For more information on the Immaculata University Hurricane Katrina Relief Food Drive, please contact Caroline Duffy, assistant director for Campus Ministry, at 610-647-4400, ext. 3573
Immaculata University, a Catholic, coeducational institution, offers over 40 concentrations leading to bachelor´s degrees, seven master´s programs, and three doctoral programs. It is located 20 miles west of Philadelphia, south of the intersection of routes 30 and 352, between Paoli and Exton.
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