Gustavus Adolphus College Students Hope to "Cover Mississippi"

Posted on February 16th, 2006 by

Twenty-three Gustavus students spent January in Ocean Springs, Miss., helping residents recover from the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. Now these students are joining with St. Peter Public Schools and First Lutheran Church in St. Peter to recruit others in the community to help as well.

“The people of Mississippi are still in desperate need of assistance,” says Gustavus student Rosemary Shultz. “The distribution center we worked in has run out of blankets and towels to give to families in order to keep them warm.”

Shultz and fellow student coordinator Jennifer Patnode hope to collect 48,000 square feet of blankets and towels (Mississippi is approximately 48,000 square miles) to “Cover Mississippi.” These students are asking the campus and St. Peter communities to support this mission and donate blankets and towels so St. Peter can help keep Mississippi warm. Donations can be dropped off at the Gustavus Community Service Center in the O.J. Johnson Student Union through Wednesday, March 15.


Media Contact: Director of Media Relations and Internal Communication JJ Akin


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