Dear Faculty, Staff and Students:
††† Many of you know Marisa Allison, who taught for
Women and Gender Studies last semester and is a PhD
student in sociology and WGST certificate student.
She will be traveling to Alabama soon, taking
much-needed supplies with her. Although all of her
loved ones are accounted for in the aftermath of the
tornadoes, she is responding to the tremendous need
of her home state. At this point, the victims of
this tragedy need the very basics.
††† The Women and Gender Studies Center, JC
240K, will serve as a drop-off spot for donated
. Donations being accepted at
this location include diapers, slightly used and new
clothing for all ages, shoes, towels, blankets,
boxes,† and tape (to package it all up). Toiletries
are in great demand such as -- tampons, sanitary
pads, adult diapers, toilet paper, razors, soap,
tooth paste, toothbrushes, deodorant, sunscreen,
baby wipes, baby powder, and lotion.
††† The estimated 211 tornadoes that struck the
southeastern United States left a path of complete
destruction. In Alabama alone there is more than
1,000 miles of total devastation. The death toll
from the tornadoes has reached 340, making the
twisters the second most deadly in US history. The
death toll continues to rise.
††† Marisa says she will pick up the first
set of donations Monday at 4
to put on
a trailer going down Tuesday. For those who live in
Arlington, you can also drop off donations at Marisa
Allisonís house. Email her at Marisa C Allison
<[log in to unmask]
for her address. She expressed her thanks to all our
Women and Gender Studies family for the help!
††† Hope to see many of you in the Center tomorrow
with items to share with people in Alabama.
All the best,
Director, Women and Gender Studies
Associate Professor, Integrative Studies
New Century College (NCC)
Faculty Director, Internship Programs
Center for Global Education
George Mason University