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Hurricane Katrina Response

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Hurricane Katrina Response

by Public Relations Office - Cedarville, OH

June 12, 2006

Desiring to share the love of Christ with Hurricane Katrina victims, more than 600 Cedarville University volunteers have assisted in Gulf Coast clean-up since October 2005. The students spent either their fall, Thanksgiving, Christmas, or spring breaks “deconstructing” homes and cleaning up one of the worst natural disasters our nation has ever seen. These faithful workers have put in more than 14,000 hours of manual labor.

So far the University has raised $150,000 toward relief efforts, with $80,000 of that donated by Cedarville students in just the first day of the fund drive. The money has been used to send CU relief workers to the disaster area and to provide for alumni and others affected in the hurricane zone.

In reality, all of Cedarville’s efforts just scratch the surface of the needs of the hurricane victims. Please keep the Gulf Coast residents in your prayers as they persevere amid devastation that our students say is like nothing they’ve ever seen. Learn more about Cedarville University’s hurricane relief efforts.