WRMU Raises $1,050 for Hurricane Relief Efforts
April 01, 2010
When Hurricane Katrina stormed through the Gulf Coast in late August, the directors and staff of WRMU 91.1 decided to take action.
With the help of the Mount Union community, WRMU successfully raised a total of $1,050 to assist with the relief efforts.
WRMU was able to raise the majority of the funds through Raider Game-Day Pre-Game Parties. The pre-game parties are held outside the main gates of Mount Union Stadium prior to all home football games.
During the first two pre-game parties of the season, WRMU accepted donations for hurricane relief and raffled off wing parties courtesy of Buffalo Wild Wings. All proceeds from the raffle went toward hurricane relief.
Other funds were raised through special station events including a faculty donation drive and dorm storm. During the dorm storm, WRMU directors knocked on the doors of campus residence halls and asked students to donate whatever funds they could, including their spare change.
Of the money raised, $1,000 was given to the Habitat for Humanity to assist in the rebuilding of homes in the affected areas.
Alliance's Habitat for Humanity Executive Director, Sandy Strub, says she's "delighted WRMU is providing aid for Katrina Relief." She and her local Habitat team are "very grateful to WRMU and the college for its support." They believe "this is just another way students continue to show their concern for others."
The remaining $50 is going to support a campus hurricane relief work trip scheduled to take place during Mount Union's winter break.
WRMU would like to thank the MountUnion community and all those who rallied behind the station to support the relief efforts.
WRMU 91.1 is the radio voice of MountUnionCollege located inside of the Hoover-PriceCampuCenter.