Social Work Student Union collecting supplies for hurricane victims

B Turner, News reporter

WKU’s Social Work Student Union is running a donation drive for those affected by Hurricane Ian in Florida. 

According to NPR, Hurricane Ian has claimed at least 119 victims. Many people in its path are still affected by a lack of resources and supplies needed for the rebuilding process. The Associated Press has reported a surge in flesh-eating bacteria in the area due to the storm.

WKU’s Social Work Student Union is tabling in Downing Student Union to provide communities affected by Hurricane Ian with the supplies they need to provide care for themselves and others during the recovery process.

The union is collecting non-perishable food items, clothing and cleaning supplies. According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, food and cleaning supplies are especially important to have after a natural disaster. Eating and taking care of one’s self and living space is key to ensuring better health during recovery. 

The union will be tabling in DSU on Oct. 19 from  2-5 p.m., Oct. 20 from 1-3 p.m. and on Oct. 21 from 2-4 p.m. 

Students are also able to drop off donation items to the WKU Social Work office during regular business hours.

 News reporter B Turner can be reached at [email protected].