Camp Casey Detroit

Thursday, September 08, 2005

MECAWI--The Rally and Katrina Pt. 1

"This group is for those who are willing to meet with me at a designated location in hopes of helping me gather and ship donations to the citizens who have been affected by the devastating hurricane Katrina! They are suffering severely and need all the help and support they can receive! Please only join this group if you are willing to dedicate your time in helping me bring relief to the people who are affected by this horrific disaster!"--Britni Wilson

These are the compelling words of Britni Wilson, a junior with concentration in Communication, of Wayne State University. Britni has formed an online group, via an online college networking site--The Facebook, in order to help those who are not just victims, but SURVIVORS, of this natural/national disaster. Anybody who knows anything about The Facebook knows that students are in all types of relevant and irrelevant groups from their universities just because but this group is different. Britni is actually hoping to form a community with the members outside of the cyber world and get together with her fellow Wayne State Students to support our brothers and sisters who were hit by Katrina. She has been working with Dean Strauss, the Dean of Students @ WSU, in this process. Consequently, Dean Strauss sent out a mass e-mail to all WSU Students and affiliates. Here is the e-mail:


Wayne State University has opened its doors to students who
were displaced from their Gulf Coast universities. Many of
these students had to leave the area immediately and had to
leave all their belongings behind. The Office of Admissions
is assisting these students with their enrollment at WSU and
the Office of Housing and Residential Life is assisting them
with housing. The Office of Marketing and Publications is
coordinating a clothing and personal hygiene supplies drive
for these students. If you would like to donate clothes,
hygiene, and school supply products, you can drop them off
at the Dean of Students Office in Room 341 Student Center
between 8:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. and these supplies will be
delivered to the Marketing and Publications Office. You can
also drop supplies off directly in Room 3100 AAB. A new
student organization, Students For Hurricane Relief, will be
assisting with the collection and delivery.


On Friday, September 16, the Kappa Delta Sorority will be
conducting a Toy Drive for those affected by Hurricane
Katrina. Toys can be dropped off to the Student Center
Ballroom between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. on Friday,
September 16.


Anyone interested in donating funds to assist WSU students
affected by Hurricane Katrina can do so at:

All details regarding the Wayne State response to Hurricane
Katrina and services available can be found at:

Many thanks to everyone. More details will continue to come.

Thank you.

David J. Strauss, Ph.D.
Dean of Students
Wayne State University
351 Student Center
5221 Gullen Mall
Detroit, MI 48202

--For more information, I can be contacted at Britni can be contacted at

I'm out of here MECAWI/Camp Casey Fam! I'll try to have details by Saturday so we can get community support, as well. See you all this weekend! Bye!!


Clothes, School Supplies, Hygiene Products, Food (non-parishible)

Clarification on specific items and to whom to make checks should be known some time tomorrow as Britni would have spoken to Dr.Strauss about the specifics by then. I'll update as soon as I am informed.


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