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Olivet College assists with Hurricane Katrina relief efforts
Sep 06, 2005

OLIVET, Mich. The Olivet College campus community has joined national relief efforts to assist residents displaced by Hurricane Katrina.

During the Labor Day weekend, the college reunited Olivet senior Greg Ravy with 18 members of his family from New Orleans. The college provided the family with bus transportation from Louisiana and is organizing efforts to house them on-campus and within the community. Their meals are being provided by Chartwells, the colleges food service provider.

Olivet has also arranged to admit up to 25 students from Dillard University, a fellow United Church of Christ-affiliated institution located in New Orleans. The college will donate their tuition back to Dillard to assist in the rebuilding process.

Olivet College is committed to assisting those who had their lives devastated by Hurricane Katrina, said Olivet President Don Tuski, Ph.D. We are going to do whatever we can to take care of the needs of Greg Ravys family and other hurricane victims in Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi.

Representatives from the college are working with area schools and the community to collect supplies for Ravys family and others who were directly affected by Hurricane Katrina. Food donations may be dropped off at the Olivet Congregational Church, which houses the local food bank. Clothing and other items may be dropped off at the Office of Campus Safety in Shipherd Hall or at Olivet City Hall.

The college is also raising money to support the Ravy family and its long-term needs. For more information about making a donation, contact Olivets Office of Institutional Advancement at (269) 749-7630.


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