ACU students, staff rally to help victims, rescue workers in tragedy


For immediate release
Sept. 17, 2001

Abilene Christian University has planned a blood drive and a monetary collection to aid the rescue efforts and victims in New York City.

On Tuesday, Sept. 18, ACU students, faculty and staff will have the chance to donate money to aid the victims in New York City. During Chapel, buckets will be passed for anyone to donate money.

Don Jackson, professor emeritus of economics and former deputy director of the National Security Agency, will speak in Chapel on Tuesday.

All money collected on Tuesday will be sent to the Manhattan Church of Christ.

In addition, a blood drive will be conducted on campus on Oct. 1, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. A table will be set up in the Campus Center for registration/paperwork purposes, and the Meek Bloodmobile will be on the curb of the Campus Center parking lot.

In addition, three more blood drives are scheduled for this academic year: Nov. 28, Jan. 29 and April 2.

Because Abilene is not in a direct line to New York, the blood will be sent to other Texas cities. While some of the blood may be sent to New York through those cities, some may also be used to help replenish the supply of blood in the Texas cities that have sent blood to New York.

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