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University of Iowa News Release

April 21, 2006

UI Establishes Student Disaster Relief Fund

At the suggestion of the University of Iowa Student Government and in response to those wishing to assist UI students impacted by the recent tornado, the UI has established a Student Disaster Relief Fund. This fund will be administered on a case-by-case basis through the Office of Student Financial Aid for temporary lodging and academic related expenses.

Donations may be dropped off or sent to the University Box Office, 138 Iowa Memorial Union, Iowa City, IA 52242. Contributions should designate the University of Iowa Student Disaster Relief Fund.

Students needing to access this fund should contact the Office of Student Financial Aid at 335-1450 or 208 Calvin Hall between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Any funds remaining after needs resulting from the tornado have been addressed will assist students affected by future disasters.

Gifts to the University of Iowa qualify as charitable contributions to a State educational institution for federal income, estate, and gift tax purposes under IRS Code Section 170(b).

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

CONTACT(S): Media: Mary Geraghty Kenyon, 319-384-0011,; Program: David Grady, 319-335-3114,