University requests supplies for Eagle Creek flood victims

After 17 Tech students lost nearly everything they own in last Tuesday’s flood, Tech and the community are helping those in need through a supply drive. The Student Activities office, University Service Center and the Fitness Center are coordinating the drive to collect much needed items for the students living in Eagle Creek apartments.

“This supply drive is an excellent way for students to demonstrate their support for fellow Tech students in need,” Katie Williams, Coordinator of Greek Life/University Programming, said. “These students need support and help in relieving some of their stress and pain at this time.”

People may donate items from Sept. 22 to Oct. 2 at the Fitness Center during regular operating hours. Small items such as linens, books and toiletries will be collected in the Fitness Center Multipurpose Room.

Large items such as beds, sofas and desks will be collected in a trailer located between the Fitness Center and the Hoop. It is requested that donators bringing large items call ahead to the front desk so that Fitness Center staff can unlock the trailers when large items arrive.

Needed items range from electronics such as CD’s, DVD’s, TVs, cameras and printers to everyday items such as silverware, razors, school supplies, detergent and coffee mugs. Also, a majority of the students are music majors, so items such as sheet music, music stands and music books are greatly appreciated.

Additional donations can be given to Amy Green, the Service Learning and Outreach AmeriCorps VISTA at Tech, who works in the Service Center in the UC, Room 108. Call 716-432-4936, or email agreen@tntech.edu for additional information.