The Maroon

Student organizations aid in tornado relief

Loyola+alumnus+and+Alpha+Phi+Alpha+member%2C+Eddie+Murray+A%2715%2C+helps+remove+debris+from+Mims%27+bedroom+window.+Alpha+Phi+Alpha+organized+a+group+of+volunteers+to+help+clear+debris+Photo+credit%3A+Natalie+Hatton
Loyola alumnus and Alpha Phi Alpha member, Eddie Murray A'15, helps remove debris from Mims' bedroom window. Alpha Phi Alpha organized a group of volunteers to help clear debris Photo credit: Natalie Hatton

Loyola alumnus and Alpha Phi Alpha member, Eddie Murray A'15, helps remove debris from Mims' bedroom window. Alpha Phi Alpha organized a group of volunteers to help clear debris Photo credit: Natalie Hatton

Loyola alumnus and Alpha Phi Alpha member, Eddie Murray A'15, helps remove debris from Mims' bedroom window. Alpha Phi Alpha organized a group of volunteers to help clear debris Photo credit: Natalie Hatton

Dannielle Garcia

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






While Mission and Ministry said Loyola is not equipped with tools to send students out and immediately start rebuilding, they encourage students to find ways to help, and several organizations have embraced the spirt of “magis” and done just that.

Delta Sigma Pi, business fraternity, is planning to do a tornado clean up on Feb. 18.

Loyola University Community Action Program is planning a relief project through St. Bernard Project to go out to help with disaster relief on Feb. 18.

The University Honors Program is hosting a furniture drive for a Cypress Academy family whose home was completely destroyed. They are welcoming any donations and accepting any students or groups on campus who wish to assist.

Last Saturday, Loyola’s chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha held a prayer service for the victims on Feb. 9, and Allen Moret, management junior and director of educational activities for Alpha Phi Alpha, reached out for volunteers to assist with a day of service on Feb. 11.

As of right now, Mission and Ministry is accepting monetary donations, as well as bottled water, canned food, unused toiletry and personal hygiene items, baby diapers and formula and cleaning supplies.

Kurt Bindewald, director of Mission and Ministry, also stressed the importance of working with emergency response organizations.

“As much as we want to help, Loyola is not an emergency response organization so we urge people to call Catholic Charities and St. Bernard Project, groups we work closely with because they always have people on the ground and they have the proper tools,” Bindewald said. “It’s important for us to be connected to the bigger organizations because those bigger organizations are going to be there even when we get distracted by Mardi Gras or finals.”

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Right
Navigate Left
  • Student organizations aid in tornado relief

    City

    Bourbon Street dancers fight back

  • Student organizations aid in tornado relief

    City

    Blood supply in New Orleans is critically low, officials say

  • Student organizations aid in tornado relief

    City

    Loyola community urges safety during Mardi Gras

  • Student organizations aid in tornado relief

    City

    Homeless shelter houses more people for winter weather

  • Student organizations aid in tornado relief

    City

    Loyola one of six New Orleans recipients of Department of Education Grant

  • City

    Environmental studies department flips the classroom at last roundtable

  • Student organizations aid in tornado relief

    City

    Chains replace local shops on Freret Street

  • Student organizations aid in tornado relief

    City

    Car thefts, break-ins on the rise near university

  • Student organizations aid in tornado relief

    City

    Environmental roundtables pedal forward

  • Student organizations aid in tornado relief

    City

    New Orleans to elect new mayor on Nov. 18

Since 1923 • For a greater Loyola
Student organizations aid in tornado relief