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School of Nursing collecting supplies for rescuers

September 14, 2001

Students, faculty and staff in Austin Peay State University's School of Nursing are launching a community-wide effort to collect items for the rescue teams and volunteers in New York and Washington, D.C.

Dr. Kathy L. Martin, director of the School of Nursing, said, "Our plan is to package these items at a central location and transport the packets to the rescuers on site as they deal mentally and physically with the exhausting aspects of the search."

The School of Nursing, McReynolds Building on Drane Street will be open to receive donations on Friday, Sept. 14 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 15 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and on Sunday, Sept. 16 from noon until 5 p.m.

Needed items are soap, wet-wipes, disposable razors, shaving cream, hard candy, chewing gum, granola-type snacks, toilet paper, Kleenex or other tissues, bottled water, powdered Gaterade or fruit drinks, coffee, antibiotic ointment, band-aids, Styrofoam and paper cups, ibuprofen and aspirin, tampons and sanitary napkins, toothpaste and toothbrushes, combs and brushes, gallon-size, zip-lock bags, pre-paid phone cards, pencils and pens, 25 to 30-gallon trash bags, surgical masks, disposable gloves, Playtex gloves (large and extra large), stable cardboard boxes, paperback books and puzzle books.

The donations, which will be arranged in manageable packages by APSU nursing students, faculty and staff, will be shipped out on Tuesday, Sept. 18.

Anyone with the resources to assist in transportation is encouraged to contact the School of Nursing at 7737.