WKU Housing and Residence Life houses members of National Guard, Team Rubicon to provide emergency services


Brittany Fisher

WKU community advisor Brianna Wright, and resident advisors Victoria Branch, Calysta Fuller and Syrenity Smith set up boxes to aid freshman moving into Pearce Ford Tower.

Alexandria Anderson, News reporter

WKU Housing and Residence Life will be hosting 42 members of the National Guard and 60 members of Team Rubicon, a disaster relief group, alongside housing displaced members of the WKU community.

It is anticipated that these relief groups will be staying at WKU until Jan. 14, meaning they will be available in the Bowling Green community through the holiday season.

Housing and Residence Life asks that donations are made to make their stay more comfortable as they aid the community. Various items are specifically requested for donations.

Toiletries and personal care items are needed, such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, tampons, shampoo and soap. 

HRL also requests individually packaged food and drinks such as grab-and-go snacks, candy bars, water, soda, Gatorade, K-Cups and tea bags. 

Other items requested are laundry supplies such as detergent and laundry baskets or bags, WKU themed items and handwritten thank you cards or signs.

Initial donations need to be made by Wednesday, Dec. 15 before 4:30 p.m. and can be dropped off at the Housing and Residence Life office in Southwest Hall. If there is a need to replenish the items requested during their stay, follow-up emails will be sent out.

News reporter Alexandria Anderson can be reached at [email protected]