Concord University News
For Immediate Release: 
Sep 30 2001

Concord College Student Organization Collects Donations for Victims of September 11 Tragedy

Athens, W.Va. - The Student Activities Committee (SAC), an organization at Concord College that plans and organizes events for students, recently held a contest in the College’s residence halls to raise money to donate to the American Red Cross to benefit victims of the September 11 tragedy in New York and Washington, D.C.

There are five residence halls at the College and all participated in the fundraising event. SAC challenged each floor in the residence halls to raise as much money as possible within a two-week time span. The winning floors were rewarded with a pizza party sponsored by the College’s housing department.

SAC raised $400 that will be given to the American Red Cross.

Deanna Rose, a Concord College sophomore who is vice president of SAC and lives in Wilson Hall, organized the event. “I felt I needed to help in some way and thought this would be a great way to get others involved. I was skeptical at first about our ability to raise money because we are ‘poor college students,’ but I was very pleased at how well the students responded to this fundraiser,” stated Ms. Rose, who is from Gary, W.Va.

Susan Martin, residence director for Sarvay Hall and Wilson Hall said, “It is very important for us to feel as if we can contribute in some way to ease the pain of this tragedy. I am proud of the residents of all our residence halls for the patriotism and compassion they demonstrated.”