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University of Iowa News Release

Sept. 9, 2005

Donations To Be Collected For Hurricane Relief

A Hawkeye Hurricane Relief fundraising campaign for the Grant Wood Chapter of the American Red Cross will take place at a variety of locations through Iowa City, Coralville and on the University of Iowa campus Friday, Sept. 16, and Saturday, Sept. 17.

From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 16, UI students, staff and faculty will staff 15 to 20 "can stands" throughout the area where people may drop off financial donations, either cash or checks.

From 12 to 2:30 p.m. Sept. 17, volunteers will again collect donations around Kinnick Stadium prior to the Iowa Hawkeye football game against the University of Northern Iowa.

All volunteers will be clearly identifiable.

All funds collected over the two days will go towards hurricane relief. Checks should be made out to the American Red Cross. Only monetary gifts will be accepted.

For more information, contact Carol Girdler at, by phone at 319-594-0037 or 319-354-0523.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

MEDIA CONTACT: Media: Stephen Pradarelli, 319-384-0007,