January 15, 2006

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LEWISBURG, Pa. — Bucknell University employees, alumni and friends have given $18,498.15 to the Red Cross to aid in Hurricane Katrina relief efforts.

The check was sent to Polly Patterson at the Lewisburg office of the Red Cross recently.

This is the second donation of funds presented to the American Red Cross - Katrina Relief Fund from Bucknell University. In September, a check for $22,410 was presented to Susquehanna Bank.

"The Bucknell community is committed to participating in the rebuilding effort," said Bucknell President Brian C. Mitchell, who announced the creation of the Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund in September.

"A group of 25 Bucknell student and staff volunteers spent a portion of their winter break working in Waveland, Miss., as part of a service-learning trip to help with relief efforts.

"The cash donations are helping to serve immediate relief needs, but there is a need to develop a broad and more long-lasting connection between Bucknell and the southeastern states. This service-learning trip is just the first step," he said.


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