Dillard holds drive to benefit Rolling Fork, Miss., a student’s hometown
Dillard University has begun a supply drive to benefit the citizens of Rolling Fork, Mississippi. one of the towns devastated by the tornado that ripped through Mississippi on Friday (March 24).
Rolling Rock was chosen not only because it was among the hardest hit where the twister touched down. it’s also the hometown of Dillard nursing student Markeyah Moore.
Moore’s family and their home survived the deadly tornado, she told Fox 8 News, but she knows many who were not so lucky. “It hurts that I’m four hours away and I can’t help them,” she said.
Dillard’s Office of the Chaplain has teamed up with the College of Nursing to help the people of Rolling Rock by collecting much-needed items through April 1.
The University is inviting the community to donate non-perishable food items, clothing and toiletries among other items.
Members of the community who wish to make donations can drop off items at the Lawless Memorial Chapel Social Room or the College of Nursing in the Professional Schools and Sciences Building, suite 102. Dillard is located at 2601 Gentilly Blvd.
Items are being collected daily, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Organizers are asking that donors make contact before arriving at Dillard’s campus. Call 504-816-4555 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Donors can also contact Moore at email@example.com.