Operation Brotherly Love

Dear Friends and Co-Workers :

During this time of turmoil in the United States, people across the country and indeed across the world, are banning together to express their sympathy and horror. While many of our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families, there are venues available for those who wish to give a little more of themselves.

Student Financial Services is sponsoring Operation Brotherly Love. We feel so strongly and deeply about giving of ourselves to help our neighbors affected and devastated by this senseless tragedy. If you are interested in contributing money to this effort, Room 212 Franklin will be acting as a central location to collect donations. Please stop by with either your cash donation or check made payable to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund, and it will be forwarded to the Red Cross. For those wishing not to give cash, the Salvation Army & Red Cross are collecting supplies (see list below) for the relief effort. These items will be collected in Room 212 Franklin Building & forwarded to the Salvation Army and/or Red Cross.

We cannot undervalue the importance of this effort nor the significance of individual contributions--no matter how small. New York and Washington, D.C. are only a few hours removed from Philadelphia and many local families and students have been affected by this tragedy.

Help us unite to assist our neighbors as they cope with this very difficult time. Please stop by with your donations or if you have questions, please call Yvonne at 898-9955 or 898-7234.

You and others in your department/s have always been generous in other worthy causes we assisted such as the Midwest Floods and especially the Gulf War. Please join Student Financial Services now in assisting those who are in desperate need of our help. Please pass this message on to your friends, co-workers, colleagues, and other departments or areas near you. Thank you.

-- Yvonne Giorgio, Student Financial Services

Urgently Needed Items:

  • Aspirin/Tylenol
  • Dust /Surgical Masks
  • Respirator Masks
  • Ace Bandages
  • Saline Solution
  • Medical Tape
  • Gauze Pads
  • Alcohol Swabs
  • Antibiotic Cream
  • Foot Powder
  • Non-drowsy Allergy Medicine Neosporin
  • Medical gloves
  • Energy bars
  • Gatorade
  • Batteries
  • Garbage bags
  • Can openers
  • Waterproof tubs/coolers
  • 2 way radios
  • Bottled water
  • Long-sleeve shirts
  • T-shirts
  • Pants
  • Steel-toed boots
  • Work gloves
  • Sanitary napkins
  • Flap shovels
  • Crowbars
  • Pick-axes
  • Tents
  • Handi-wipes
  • Sunscreen
  • Hard hats
  • Toiletries
  • Blankets
  • Towels
  • Safety goggles
  • Plastic tarps
  • Cotton & wool socks
  • Rope
  • Undergarments for men & women
  • Dog food
  • Dog boots

Posted 9/17/01