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Snapshots of Centenary College of Louisiana's Hurricane Relief Efforts
Friday, Sept. 2, 2005

SHREVEPORT, LA — This afternoon at 2:30 p.m., Centenary students, faculty and staff gathered at James Hall and walked down to the Hancock Fabrics parking lot on East Kings Hwy. to help with a hurricane relief effort coordinated by KTBS Channel 3 News.

Donations dropped off by local residents were piled in the parking lot as Centenary folks lent helping hands to organize and load the items into Tango trucks that would deliver the items to a storage facility for the hurricane survivors.

For more ways to help out in hurricane relief efforts, see http://www.centenary.edu/news/2005/September/hurricane-adv3.htm.

Volunteering for a local hurricane relief effort, Centenary faculty, staff and students meet at James Hall.



Left to right: Kim VanHoosier-Carey, assistant professor of English, Beth Leuck, professor of biology, and Jennifer Strange, coordinator of communications/lecturer in English, accompany students in their walk to the donation site.


Turning onto Kings Hwy. from Woodlawn, Centenary students in a black pick-up head to the evacuee shelter at Hirsch Collesium to volunteer their time.


Centenary students walk to a Tango truck in the Hancock Fabrics parking lot across the street from KTBS Channel 3.


Students assist in unloading vehicles filled with donation items.


Carrying a box of infant items, Centenary student looks for the section of supplies designated for babies.


Centenary senior Katy Thomas of Little Rock, Ark. sifts through a box of snacks for the hurricane evacuees.


Centenary student carries a bag of clothes to the truck.


Teamwork among students helps them quickly organize donated items.


More vehicles arrive carrying boxes of donated items.


Dozens of cases of bottled water are stacked by volunteers.


With a Tango truck already full, the overwhelming amount of donations still waiting to be loaded stands as a testament to the Shreveport-Bossier community's support of and concern for hurricane survivors.

Students depart campus for a short walk to a collection site for hurricane relief items.


At Summer Grove Baptist Church Centenary student athletes assist with loading relief items aboard a truck.


Centenary student packs box with relief supplies at the site of the former South Park Mall, now the Summer Grove Baptist Church.



Photos by: Kelsey Johnson, Peggy Cooper and Donna Bartholomew, Centenary News Service

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