October 30, 2012

Owens Student Groups Aid Hurricane Sandy Victims With Disaster Relief Supply Drive, Oct. 30 – Nov. 7

FINDLAY, Ohio – Owens Community College students are reaching out to the victims of the hurricane that has devastated the East Coast by organizing a Disaster Relief Supply Drive on the Findlay-area Campus, Oct. 30 – Nov. 7. The supply drive efforts are being coordinating by Owens’ Beta Xi Chi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society and Findlay Rotaract Club.

Items being collected include bottled water, blankets, sleeping bags, tarps, paper towels, toilet paper, laundry detergent, mops, brooms, dustpans, shovels, rakes, box fans, shop vacuums, snow shovels, cleaning supplies, personal care items, first aid supplies and pet supplies, among other items.

“With the widespread impact that this storm has and will have for many weeks, if not longer, Owens Community College is encouraging individuals to join several student groups in supporting the Findlay-area Campus’ Disaster Relief Supply Drive or any other charitable cause specific to the relief efforts,” said James Katzner, Owens Manager of Student Activities on the Findlay-area Campus.

Area residents can drop off their charitable donations on the Findlay-area Campus in the College’s Atrium area. Owens is located on Bright Road in Findlay.

At the conclusion of the supply drive, all disaster relief items will be donated to the ISOH/IMPACT organization for distribution.

For more information, or to make a donation, call (567) 429-3029 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 3029.

Owens Community College is an accredited two-year, state-assisted institution of higher education that has served Northwest Ohio since 1965. With a commitment to providing small classes, personal attention and unmatched affordability, the College serves the diverse academic needs of credit and non-credit students on the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses, as well as at the Arrowhead Park Learning Center in Maumee and the Learning Center at The Source in downtown Toledo. Owens offers associate degrees that transfer to baccalaureate degrees in the Arts and Sciences and over 130 technical program areas in Agriculture, Business, Health Sciences, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Skilled Trades, and Engineering and Transportation Technologies. Owens students also can earn the first two years of a bachelor’s degree with a smooth transfer to any area four-year college or university. For more information, visit www.owens.edu.