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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 - A Branch Campus of Franklin University

Urbana University, a branch campus of Franklin University, prepares students for successful and professional careers within a caring and supportive environment. Regionally well known for education and teacher preparation programs, Urbana was founded in 1850 and acquired by Franklin in 2014. Urbana’s 128-acre, residential campus nestled in heart of Ohio provides a background for students actively engaged in campus activities through 20 student-led academic, professional, performing arts, social and service organizations. Blue Knights athletics includes 17 NCAA Division II sports and three intercollegiate club sports. Urbana University is a division of Franklin University, which is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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