Jessie Goodson, Campus Carrier News Editor
|Katie Sweeney | CAMPUS CARRIER|
|Berry College Volunteer Services set up a location in Krannert for donations.|
With the help of students and faculty, Berry is making efforts to help the communities impacted by recent natural disasters.
Hurricane Harvey hit the Atlantic at the end of August, causing damage to the Texas coast and Houston areas. This category three storm left many residents devastated by the damage it caused.
Berry is working with RomeGaCares to prepare and donate towards disaster relief kits to bring to the victims. Residence Life is leading this project and using residence halls to help the cause.
To help with the disaster relief kits, donations of $65 can be made (value of one kit), a money or check donation can be sent to RomeGaCares or kits may be prepared and delivered to the organization.
Materials in the kits include reusable plastic buckets, liquid laundry detergent, sponges, trash bags and other various cleaning supplies.
Berry College Volunteer Services (BCVS) also collected food, paper towels, toilet paper and other basic household items and sent them to the Houston area. The donations were being taken up outside their office in Krannert.
There will be tables set up outside of the soccer and football games on upcoming Saturdays with buckets to collect donations to give to RomeGaCares. Student organizations can receive SGA credits by working these tables.
Many other ideas for helping these storm victims are in progress, with efforts to help the victims of Hurricane Irma.
SGA stated that Berry wants to create awareness on campus of disaster impacts as well as provide opportunities for collaboration and unified approach among students and the community.