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2016-2017

 

August 25, 2016

 

Cowley students, staff come to the aid of Mulvane community

 

Cowley students, staff come to the aid of Mulvane communityLearning of the homes that were affected by the recent flooding in Mulvane, numerous Cowley College students and staff members reached out to help those in need of assistance.


Cowley College president Dr. Dennis C. Rittle, as well as numerous faculty and staff have donated their time to help with the cleanup.


Additionally, 40 Cowley College student-athletes from the school’s main campus in Arkansas City helped with the cleanup duties on Wednesday as did athletic director Shane Larson and Tiger coaches Tommy DeSalme, Eric Nitsche, and Courtney Gougler.


“This was an opportunity for us to give back to a community outside of Arkansas City that supports us,” Larson said.
Cowley volunteers moved furniture, removed carpets and dry wall, and helped in any way possible.


Ginger Hopper, a graduate of Cowley College, was among the individuals affected by the flooding as her home suffered more than $12,000 in damage to the basement.


Cowley College students and staff members reached out to help those in need of assistance “I am very blessed and thankful these coaches and students were willing to help people they don’t even know,” Hopper said.
On Monday, the Cowley College-Mulvane Math and Science Club gave away pulled pork sandwiches and chips to raise money for the flood victims. Donations were accepted and the Club raised $125. 


A donation center has been established to help with the continued relief efforts. Donations can be hand delivered or mailed to Mulvane Care and Share – 1014 North 2nd Street --- Mulvane, KS 67110. The phone number is 316-440-6687.


Please make checks payable to Mulvane Care and Share and indicate on the envelope and in Memo: Mulvane Flood Disaster Fund.