Merten Helps Create Red Cross Relief Fund

Posted: September 24, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Members of the George Mason community who want to make donations to help with the relief efforts of the Sept. 11 events may now do so through the American Red Cross 911Fund4Relief organization. All funds raised will be utilized by the Red Cross’ National Capital Chapter to provide grief counseling, food, shelter, burial expenses, and other needs of the families and individuals who were greatly affected by the tragic events. Additionally, those funds will help acquire the resources and organize a system of disaster relief and education to assist the National Capital region with any event of this nature in the future.

Monetary donations will be accepted at a table outside of the Student Government offices (Johnson Center, Room 133) from noon to 8 p.m., Monday through Thursday, this week. University Life is also holding drop-in dialogue sessions during this time, and other organizations on campus are present to assist in the relief efforts.

The 911Fund4Relief was formed by a group of 14 business leaders in the Washington D.C., area, including George Mason President Alan Merten. To make donations online, or for more information on the organization, visit the 911Fund4Relief web site.

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