CLEVELAND, Miss.—Hurricane Ida has left an estimated 1 million Louisiana residents without power and has taken more than 40,000 students out of the classroom. Delta State University is partnering with a Louisiana university to assist students affected by the storm.
Delta State’s Office of Student Life has organized a campus-wide donation drive to collect items to benefit students of Xavier University of Louisiana. Requested items include bottled water, non-perishable foods, toiletries and monetary donations. All Delta State students, faculty and staff are encouraged to participate.
“Our heart and thoughts go out to the Xavier students affected by Hurricane Ida. This collaboration was made possible by DSU employees, students and alumni who wanted to do more to ensure the needs of these students were met by providing necessary items for students in the New Orleans, La. area,” said DSU Director of Student Life Rochelle Oswley.
“The Office of Student Life supports this endeavor wholeheartedly and appreciates our DSU family and the community in joining together to improve the lives of these students affected the most,” she added.
Donations will be accepted from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 15-29 in the Office of Student Life, located in Suite 200 of the H.L. Nowell Student Union.
For questions or more information about the Hurricane Ida Relief Drive, please contact the Office of Student Life at (662) 846-4666.