September 11, 2019
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Jessica Pope
Communications and Media Relations Coordinator

VSU Caribbean Student Association Announces Hurricane Dorian Relief Effort

VALDOSTA — The Caribbean Student Association at Valdosta State University is collecting much-needed supplies to help support the Bahamian people impacted by Hurricane Dorian.

Relief efforts in the Bahamas need the following:

• Cleaning supplies, including Clorox wipes and bleach, laundry and dish detergent, brooms, mops, buckets, paper towels, rags, gloves, large trash bags. 

• Personal care items, including toothpaste, toothbrushes, toilet paper, shampoo, baby wipes and diapers, deodorant, feminine hygiene products, adult diapers, soap.

• Nonperishable food and water for all ages, baby to adult, as well as pets.

• Medical items, including first aid kits, bandages, face masks, ointments, aspirin, ibuprofen, bug repellant.

• Various other comfort and recovery items, including candles, flashlights, batteries, lighters, charcoal, tarps, roofing nails, tools, air mattresses, pillows, sheets, blankets, towels.

Donations will be accepted at the VSU Blazers vs. Ohio Dominican University Panthers football game on Saturday, Sept. 14, at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium. Gates open at 4:15 p.m., with kickoff at 6:05 p.m. A Caribbean Student Association member will be at each gate with collection bins until halftime.

Donations will also be accepted at the VSU Blazers vs. Albany State University Golden Rams volleyball game on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at The Complex, located at the intersection of Baytree Road and Sustella Avenue. Doors open at 5 p.m., with first serve at 6 p.m.

Donations may also be dropped off at the VSU Drop-N-Shop, located on the first floor of the Student Union at the intersection of Baytree Road and Oak Street.

All items collected will be part of a delivery leaving for the Bahamas next week.

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