by Public Relations Office
October 4, 2004
Cedarville, OhioCedarville University would like to thank the Miami Valley for all its support toward the recent donation drive for hurricane victims. Because of this area`s generosity, more than 13,000 pounds of food and supplies have been sent to Pensacola, Fla., to aid hurricane victims.
The drive was organized by Cedarville University`s Christian Nurses Association chapter, Social Work Club, Student Government Association, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Delta Omega Epsilon, a Cedarville University men`s service organization, assisted in loading the truck. Huber Heights residents Rhonda Traylor and Lois Cross, both administrative assistants for the department of nursing at Cedarville University, were instrumental in arranging the drive. Traylor said, "God has truly blessed us all and what a joy it is to share that blessing. ... [The drive] was a wonderful effort, and we just want to help the people in Florida."
Susan Bosworth, a sophomore nursing major from Santa Clarita, Ca., was one of the many students who helped with the drive. She noted, "We say we pray for the hurricane victims, but this drive is a way to physically, tangibly help. It`s neat to see how we can be involved in the lives of people in Florida."
Cedarville University would like to thank the following people, organizations, and businesses for their assistance:
Dr. Irene Alyn, Director of the Department of Nursing at Cedarville University
Big Lots in Huber Heights
Cedarville High School
Cedarville Mayor Jim Phipps
El Toro Restaurant in Springfield
Grace Baptist Church of Cedarville
Kroger at Dayton-Xenia Rd. in Beavercreek
Kroger at Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd. in Fairborn
Krogers at Brandt Pike and Old Troy Pike in Huber Heights
Krogers at Bechtle Rd. and S. Limestone in Springfield
Kroger in Vandalia
Kroger in Xenia
Tom`s Market of Yellow Springs
Wayne High School