Call 404-894-2002 to volunteer . . .
Here is an email I just received on the GaTech student listserv:
I would first like to thank all the students, faculty, and
worked with the Tulane students to help them reunite with
families, or for those who had no place to go, to help
housing near our campus. We are continuing to assist the
and the victims of this disastrous hurricane.
Later today the Alexander Memorial Coliseum will serve as
evacuation center for several hundred refugees from the
affected areas. All shelters between New Orleans and
Atlanta are at
capacity. The Red Cross contacted me last night and asked
assistance. Georgia Tech's mission is education, research
service. It is now time to serve. Victims of the storm
arriving at the Coliseum around noon today. This effort
coordinated and completely sponsored by the Red Cross.
Please do not
take donations to the Coliseum. Contact the Red Cross for
and donation information. On campus, the Office of
in Student Affairs is coordinating volunteer efforts.
the Office of Community Service at 404-894-2200 to sign up
volunteer for a shift at the Colisuem. You can also check
site at http://www.service.gatech.edu for updates.
Also, we will continue to offer support to our students
families in the Gulf Coast area. As they need to contact
home, or whatever is needed, we will support these
students and our
alumni in these areas.
Georgia Tech is also doing everything we can to accept
universities that have been closed due to the hurricane
associated flood waters. The Board of Regents has set
accepting these students to University System of Georgia
universities. Assistance and support will be offered at
levels with regard to financial aid, tuition, and other
accommodations. Already, we have accepted seven students
Tech who were qualified and needed a place to continue
This is a time for compassion and support. As always, we
best students in the nation and these students have
stepped up to the
plate with a fundraising drive to raise $50,000 for
Katrina. When you see our students around campus with
I urge you to give generously. There is much need and
needs to be done.
Again, thank you for all of your heroic efforts.
G. Wayne Clough
Georgia Institute of Technology