ASU Hurricane Relief Drive
- All donated items must be new and unused.
- The donation site is the ASU Stadium and all items must be brought only on October 22.
- Sponsored by Miss Alabama State University.
WHEN: Thursday, October 22, from 11 a.m.- 6 p.m.
WHERE: The ASU Stadium Parking Lot.
NOTE: NO collection of items on campus at any other time for this relief effort.
By: Kenneth Mullinax/ASU
Alabama State University is well known as a cutting-edge institution of higher education with a heart because of its mandate and mission to promote the concept of "CommUniversity," which is ASU President Quinton T. Ross Jr.'s ideal of reaching out beyond the boundaries of the school to form partnerships and to help those in need.
That is why ASU is asking every member of its Hornet Nation Family to help provide assistance for the many communities affected by the onslaught of damage caused by Hurricanes Laura, Sally and Delta, stated Miss ASU, Jasmine Whitehurst.
Miss ASU is the sponsor of the University's hurricane relief effort.
"I am a native of Louisiana and know firsthand that the communities in my home state, as well as from Texas all the way to the Florida panhandle need assistance due to the storms that have occurred over the past several weeks. Among the communities most impacted are the Black communities all across the Gulf Coast who have been especially ravaged by these powerful hurricanes," said Whitehurst, a senior from Shreveport, La.
News sources indicate power outages for more than 3 million people have taken place in these areas and there are at least 33,000 people in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Florida whose homes have been damaged or destroyed, displacing families in the wake of these horrific storms.
OCTOBER 22 IS THE ASU-DAY TO BRING DONATED ITEMS
All items given by individuals or groups must be brought to the donation site at the ASU Stadium on October 22, during the hours of 11 a.m. -6 p.m., the only date for this particular relief effort.
"In the midst of so many troubles and controversies today, ASU must raise awareness about these hurricanes and the tragedies that they have created. I am personally shocked at how the Black community has been disproportionately impacted by these storms for various reasons. That’s why we, as members of the Hornet Nation and beyond, need to come together on Oct. 22, at the ASU Stadium and give what we can to help lift up all the people impacted," Whitehurst pleaded.
REQUESTED ITEMS FOR DONATIONS ON OCT. 22
With a desire to provide maximum relief and assistance to these devastated areas, Miss Alabama State University is challenging the University's students, student organizations, alumni, community agencies and the public to provide donations and assistance of any kind to help citizens along the Gulf Coast.
All of the donated items MUST be new and unopened. Some of the items most needed include:
- Bottled Water
- Packaged new underwear
- Feminine products
- Cleaning supplies
- Medical kits
- Flashlights and batteries
Miss ASU said she hopes each and every campus organization and individual will give just a little something to show those affected that ASU cares in a big way.
"I encourage a spirit of giving for all of ASU's students and community members; so let's connect and unite our community to create a meaningful impact."
To sign-up and help out, an online form needs to be completed for all ASU students, alumni and community groups who are willing to participate.
To sign up to donate, click here: Miss ASU Hurricane Relief Drive.
To volunteer, click here: Volunteer Form.