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Citadel News Service

October 3, 2001

Citadel behind relief effort

In the days following the September 11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, concerned Citadel faculty, staff, and cadets rallied to make a contribution.

Cadets and Staff Council began a victims relief fund, which raised more than $1000. Cadets began collecting money at the football game against Appalachian State while Staff Council raised money at the monthly faculty and staff luncheon. All money raised will be turned over to the South Carolina Cares Fund which will be used to help families, communities and rescue workers as well as local, state and federal governments affected by the terrorist attacks.

Also helping the relief effort was the regularly scheduled blood drive in Mark Clark Hall. The September 18 blood drive attracted a large crowd, forcing Red Cross workers to turn away donors who did not have the critically needed B or O type blood. The site closed down an hour early because those waiting in line numbered more than 100 and the Red Cross was running out of pint bags. Three hundred pints were donated.

The Office of Cadet Activities regularly hosts blood drives on the third Tuesday of every month during the academic year. (Because of furloughs November and January are exceptions and are scheduled this year for November 27 and January 22.) The blood drives are open to the public and are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information call, Cadet Activities at 953-5111.