Press Release

Urbana University to Coordinate Donation Efforts for Hurricane Maria Victims in Puerto Rico

Urbana University's Student Center


Sherry Mercurio
Director of Communications and Public Relations
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Urbana, OH (October 9, 2017)

Urbana University, a branch campus of Franklin University, is proud to announce it will help coordinate the collection of items to help people impacted by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.

The collection effort is the idea of Urbana University MBA with an Emphasis in Healthcare student Julio Rodriguez, whose family lives in Puerto Rico. To help expand the effort, the effort will be coordinated in cooperation with the Urbana University Student Athletic Advisory Committee and the Alicia Titus Memorial Peace Fund.

The campus will accept necessities such as clothing, toiletries, non-perishable food, and water in the Student Center between Monday, Oct. 16 and Friday, Oct. 20, between 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

All donated items will be taken to the local Red Cross to coordinate shipping to those in need in Puerto Rico.

About Urbana University

Founded in 1850, Urbana University serves more than 1800 students from around the world from its 128 acre campus nestled in the historic city of Urbana, Ohio. Known for innovative academic programs that feature personal attention from faculty, the University offers more than 30 undergraduate programs and several graduate degrees, delivering course work in class, online, or a combination of both. Blue Knights athletics includes 15 NCAA Division II sports along with intercollegiate bowling, cheerleading, and shooting sports.

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