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Help for Katrina Victims

The SMU community continues to be actively involved in the relief effort for victims of Hurricane Katrina. SMU President R. Gerald Turner has created a special task force to coordinate the university's relief efforts.

STUDENT RELIEF EFFORTS

  • The Boulevard becomes The French Quarter as SMU vs.Tulane offers a celebration of New Orleans on September 24. Read more.
     
  • SMU's Student Senate has launched a "Three Weeks For Relief" campaign to benefit the American Red Cross. Individuals may donate using their Pony Express account, by cash, or by check made out to the SMU Students' Association.
    • Checks may be brought to the Comptroller's Office or mailed to Liz Healy, Student Body President, Southern Methodist University, PO Box 750436, Dallas TX 75275-0436.
    • Collection jars have been placed throughout campus, including the Student Senate office in the SAC (3rd floor, Hughes-Trigg), sorority and fraternity houses and residence halls. Donations will be accepted on PONY until Sept. 21 but cash donations will be accepted until Friday, Sept. 23.
    • Healy will present a check to Conference USA's relief fund from the students of SMU at halftime of the SMU vs. Tulane game on Sept. 24. For more information, Healy may be contacted at lizh@smu.edu or 214-768-4448.  
       
  • Panhellenic sorority chapters are collecting supplies for Dallas area shelters. For more information, contact Laura Bickel at 314-303-1854 or lebickel@smu.edu
     

ATHLETICS

Collection bins for new clothing and toiletries will be available at the Tulane game on Sept. 24. Monetary donations also will be collected at the games. For more information, visit smumustangs.com or contact Shawn Heilbron at 214-768-2885.

HELP FOR SMU STUDENTS AFFECTED BY HURRICANE KATRINA

The University will assist SMU students who are from areas affected by Hurricane Katrina. Read President R. Gerald Turner's letter.

ORGANIZATIONS HELPING KATRINA VICTIMS

Items Needed by Katrina Victims

Clothing

  • Underwear (Womenís S-XL, Menís L-XXXL Ė briefs or boxers)
  • Socks
  • T-Shirts
  • Collared Shirts
  • Jeans
  • Sweatshirts
  • Sweatpants
  • Lightweight Jackets/Pullovers
  • Tennis Shoes (menís and womenís)
  • Work gloves and plastic gloves
  • Diapers, baby wipes and baby formula

Toiletries

  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrushes
  • Deodorant
  • Razors (Regular or Disposable)
  • Razor Blades
  • Shaving Cream
  • Cotton Swabs
  • Hair Brushes
  • Combs
  • Feminine Hygiene
  • Cotton Swabs (Q-tips)
  • Sunscreen
  • Contact Lens Solution/Saline/Cases
  • Band-Aids
  • Nasal Spray
  • Cough Drops

Battery-Powered Devices

  • Radios
  • DVD Players
  • Televisions
  • Cell Phones
  • AA and AAA Batteries

Other

  • Duffle Bags
  • Back Packs
  • Stamps
  • Calling Cards
  • Insect repellant
  • Flashlights and batteries
  • Hand sanitizer