At a university forum this week, Southern Virginia University Student Association President, Emilie Anne Feinauer, announced the school’s three distinct efforts that will benefit victims of Hurricane Katrina.

1. Sunday, Sept. 11 – SVU students and staff will participate in a 2-meal “fast” for the victims. Students and staff who choose to participate will have the option of donating their money to the LDS Church’s Humanitarian Aid Program or the American Red Cross. Both organizations are currently providing relief and assistance to the victims of the hurricane.

2. Thursday, Sept. 15 – Students and staff have been encouraged to participate in a blood drive, organized by the American Red Cross. SVU has requested that all resources given be reserved for hurricane victims.

3. Friday, Sept. 16 – The University’s Student Association has scheduled a dance for next week. All money raised by those who attend will be donated to the LDS Church’s Humanitarian Aid Program.

We encourage all students, staff, and faculty to participate in these efforts.