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Campus Community Invited to Thursday Gathering on Hurricane Disaster

Story posted September 01, 2005

By now we have all seen the devastating results of Hurricane Katrina in Louisiana, Mississippi, and other areas along the Gulf coast. This extraordinary natural disaster, though geographically far from Brunswick, has affected many Bowdoin students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

In a letter today to members of the Bowdoin College community living and working in areas devastated by Hurricane Katrina, President Barry Mills expressed support for the people those regions and concern for the Bowdoin family in the wake of the disaster.

In addition, members of the Bowdoin community are invited to gather this evening, Thursday, September 1, at 7:30 p.m. in the Faculty Room on the third floor of Massachusetts Hall. Staff from the Counseling Center, the Dean of Student Affairs Office, the Community Service Resource Center, Spiritual Life advisors and the Residential Life office will be present and available to speak with students, faculty, and staff.

Many members of the Bowdoin community have begun asking what can be done to respond constructively.

At this time, the Red Cross has called for monetary contributions because they are the most effective and efficient way to provide emergency food, water, and shelter to victims in the Gulf Coast area. Individuals who wish to make a contribution immediately may do so at the Red Cross Web site: www.redcross.org, or by calling the Red Cross donation line: (800) HELP-NOW.

The Community Service Resource Center will provide more information soon about a coordinated fund-raising effort at Bowdoin.

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