September 27, 2005
Source: University of Waterloo:
Student residents to raise funds for Katrina victims
WATERLOO, Ont. -- Students living at the University of Waterloo village residences will hold a fund-raising event Wednesday (Sept. 28) in support of the victims of Hurricane Katrina.
Called the Residence Hurricane Katrina Fundraiser: Mardi Gras Style, the event will take place throughout the residences. All proceeds will go to the Save the Children Hurricane Katrina Fund (www.savethechildren.org).
"The event is planned in response to a large number of students requesting a community effort to assist the victims of Hurricane Katrina," said Leanne O'Donnell, Director of Residence Life at Waterloo.
The funds will be raised Wednesday at: Village 1 and Ron Eydt Village: 4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Mardi Gras style dinner in each cafeteria (not free). Students can choose to donate money on their WATCARD at the cash till. All donors will receive a set of Mardi Gras beads. Mackenzie King and Minota Hagey: 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Free barbecue on the lower patio at Mackenzie King Village. Students can choose to bring money to donate and all donors will receive a set of Mardi Gras beads. UW Place: 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Free barbecue in the Beck Hall playground. Students can choose to bring money to donate and all donors will receive a set of Mardi Gras beads.