IU Southeast to assist students affected by recent tornadoes

6th March 2012

NEW ALBANY, IN, (March 6, 2012) – The recent tornado outbreak caused widespread damage and devastation to portions of Southern Indiana and Kentucky, disrupting everyday lives for hundreds of families.

The communities affected by the storms are in IU Southeast’s backyard and, as neighbors, the University is eager help with relief efforts, particularly for those IU Southeast students who were impacted.

IU Southeast has created a tornado relief website, www.ius.edu/relief, which allows affected students to request assistance through an online form. The site also includes information on how the campus community can help in relief efforts.

Additionally, IU Southeast is collecting supplies for distribution to relief agencies aiding victims. The University Police Department will serve as the collection point for these items. Supplies requested include:

  • Bottled water
  • Dried fruit
  • Crackers and nuts
  • Peanut butter and jelly
  • Ready-to-eat cereal
  • Canned soups
  • Batteries
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Toilet paper
  • Matches
  • Blankets
  • Formula and bottles
  • Diapers
  • Pet food

If you are interested in providing a monetary donation or volunteering for clean-up, please contact one of the following relief agencies.