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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 9/2/2005 11:23:51 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/2/2005 12:36:37 PM EDT by Roland_O_Gilead]
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
staff who
worked with the Tulane students to help them reunite with
their
families, or for those who had no place to go, to help
them find
housing near our campus. We are continuing to assist the
community
and the victims of this disastrous hurricane.

Later today the Alexander Memorial Coliseum will serve as
a temporary
evacuation center for several hundred refugees from the
hurricane-
affected areas. All shelters between New Orleans and
Atlanta are at
capacity. The Red Cross contacted me last night and asked
for
assistance. Georgia Tech's mission is education, research
and
service. It is now time to serve. Victims of the storm
began
arriving at the Coliseum around noon today. This effort
is being
coordinated and completely sponsored by the Red Cross.
Please do not
take donations to the Coliseum. Contact the Red Cross for
volunteer
and donation information. On campus, the Office of
Community Service
in Student Affairs is coordinating volunteer efforts.
Please contact
the Office of Community Service at 404-894-2200 to sign up
to
volunteer for a shift at the Colisuem. You can also check
their Web
site at http://www.service.gatech.edu for updates.

Also, we will continue to offer support to our students
who have
families in the Gulf Coast area. As they need to contact
family, go
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
students from
universities that have been closed due to the hurricane
and
associated flood waters. The Board of Regents has set
guidelines for
accepting these students to University System of Georgia
colleges and
universities. Assistance and support will be offered at
various
levels with regard to financial aid, tuition, and other
accommodations. Already, we have accepted seven students
to Georgia
Tech who were qualified and needed a place to continue
their education.

This is a time for compassion and support. As always, we
have the
best students in the nation and these students have
stepped up to the
plate with a fundraising drive to raise $50,000 for
victims of
Katrina. When you see our students around campus with
their buckets,
I urge you to give generously. There is much need and
much that
needs to be done.

Again, thank you for all of your heroic efforts.

G. Wayne Clough
President
Georgia Institute of Technology
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 12:36:26 PM EDT
Correction: 404-894-2002
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