Concord University Assisting Victims Of Recent Flooding

For Immediate Release: 
Jun 30 2016

CONTACT:  Sarah Dalton

Concord University 

Office of Advancement 

PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712

(304) 384-6312, news@concord.edu

www.concord.edu

 

After 4 p.m.

pitzer@concord.edu

304-384-5211

 

CONCORD UNIVERSITY ASSISTING VICTIMS OF RECENT FLOODING

 

ATHENS, W.Va. – The Concord University campus community is assisting victims of the recent flooding in West Virginia by collecting donations and volunteering in other ways.

The Office of Admissions spearheaded a campus-wide effort to collect donations of non-perishable food items and cleaning supplies. CU faculty, staff, students and members of the community brought items to campus on Monday, June 27 and Tuesday, June 28.

“I’ve been overwhelmed by the outpouring of support from the local and campus communities,” said Director of Admissions Sarah Wambe.

The variety of items collected includes bottled water, food (including pet food), personal hygiene products, diapers, mops, brooms, gloves and additional supplies. The Office of Admissions is working with the United Way of Southern West Virginia to distribute the donations to flood victims.

Concord’s Beckley campus is teaming up with other institutions located at the Erma Byrd Center in Beaver, W.Va. to collect donations for flood victims. The Erma Byrd Center has served as a drop-off location for donated items. Businesses and other community members have joined in the effort by bringing donations to the site. Items collected at the Center are going to Richwood, W.Va. to assist that hard hit city.

The Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity at Concord is volunteering with clean-up efforts in several communities.

“A group of our guys are going into the highly effected areas such as Rainelle and Lewisburg and assisting in clean-up,” Tyler D’Angelo, secretary of Tau Kappa Epsilon, said. “We will also be taking cleaning supplies to families who need them to help further assist the clean-up task.”

“The tragedies the poor families of our area have been suffering through are very unfortunate. We love our state and hate to see our people suffer and we want to do everything we can,” he said.

Concord’s contributions to the flood recovery effort also include a carload of cleaning supplies, water, towels, food, brooms and other items that were delivered to the Talcott Elementary School distribution point this week.

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Concord University’s assistance to victims of the recent flooding in West Virginia

 includes these items donated by faculty, staff, students and community members.

 

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