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Clarke to Host Community Meeting to Organize Hurricane Relief Efforts

posted on September 1, 2005

Clarke College will bring together community members and organizations to help streamline Dubuque’s Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. The College will host a community-wide meeting to discuss aid efforts at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8, in the Student Dining Room on the Clarke campus. The meeting is open to anyone interested in relief efforts.

The meeting’s discussion will focus on three topics: gathering information and coordinating local efforts; brainstorming and planning local fundraising events; and discussing relocation assistance that can be provided by the community.

“During this devastating hurricane, members of the Clarke community began inquiring about how they could make a difference in relief efforts,” said Clarke President Catherine Dunn, BVM, Ph.D. “After an initial meeting on campus, as well as discussions with various community leaders, it was clear that the larger community also had a great desire to be involved. We are pleased that Clarke can be the catalyst to bring our community together for such an important cause.”

In conjunction with the meeting, founders of Dubuque365.com, a local Web site about Dubuque events, have volunteered to provide a listing of community relief efforts and information on how to get involved. Information will be posted following the meeting at Clarke and community members will have the opportunity to log on and submit events.

For more information, contact the Clarke College Public Relations Office at (563)588-6318.

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