Canned goods for good

Students collect can goods for Hurricane Harvey victims

By Kaitlin Trujillo
On October 20, 2017

Photo by Kaitlin Trujillo
Elizabeth Cornello and Katie Storrie box up cans to send to Houston.

Students Who Serve collected can goods and nonperishable items Oct. 18 to donate to Hurricane Harvey victims.

"ASU saw there was a need," Morgan Barker, Graduate Assistant, said. "We have several students that were affected by the hurricane. We wanted to, as an organization, help them and make them a priority."

The donations were collected at 10 recycling bins located around campus.

Volunteers at the event went to each bin, collected the items, brought them back to the Center for Student Involvement, sorted and boxed them.

"Every little bit counts," Santana Casarez-Davis, junior, said. "It doesn’t matter if you don’t feel like you are making a big difference, to somebody what you do short term can help them out immensely in the long term."

The event collected 66 cans and non-perishable items for the hurricane victims.

The Baptist Student Ministry is taking a trip to Houston Oct. 20 to volunteer and deliver the donations.

"I have a couple friends that live in Houston, but I mostly wanted to help because these are people in our state," Katie Storrie, sophomore, said.

ASU has many students with ties to the areas that were affected by the flooding.

"I have family back in Houston that were personally affected by the storm so I think it should be my priority to help because I know the situation down there is pretty hectic," Edward Gutierrez, senior, said.

The students who signed up to help at the event encouraged other students to participate in future events.

"When we all work together the work is light, fast and fun," Storrie said. "Take a little time out of your day and you will feel better."

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