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Operation Brotherly Love

Dear Friends and Co-Workers:

During this time of turmoil in the United States, people across the country and indeed across the world, are banning together to express their sympathy and horror. While many of our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families, there are venues available for those who wish to give a little more of themselves.

Student Financial Services is sponsoring Operation Brotherly Love. We feel so strongly and deeply about giving of ourselves to help our neighbors affected and devastated by this senseless tragedy. If you are interested in contributing money to this effort, room 212 Franklin will be acting as a central location to collect donations. Please stop by with either your cash donation or check made payable to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund, and it will be forwarded to the Red Cross. For those wishing not to give cash, the Salvation Army & Red Cross are collecting supplies (see list below) for the relief effort. These items will be collected in Room 212 Franklin Building & forwarded to the Salvation Army and/or Red Cross.

We cannot undervalue the importance of this effort nor the significance of individual contributions—no matter how small. New York and Washington, D.C. are only a few hours removed from Philadelphia and many local families and students have been affected by this tragedy.

Help us unite to assist our neighbors as they cope with this very difficult time. Please stop by with your donations or if you have questions, call Yvonne at (215) 898-9955 or (215) 898-7234.

You and others in your department/s have always been generous in other worthy causes we assisted such as the Midwest Floods and especially the Gulf War. Please join Student Financial Services now in assisting those who are in desperate need of our help. Please pass this message on to your friends, co-workers, colleagues, and other departments or areas near you.

-- Yvonne Giorgio, SFS

Urgently Needed Items:

Dust/Surgical Masks
Respirator Masks
Ace Bandages
Saline Solution
Medical Tape
Gauze Pads
Alcohol Swabs
Antibiotic Cream
Foot Powder
Non-drowsy Allergy Med.
Medical gloves
Energy bars
Garbage bags
Can openers
Waterproof tubs/coolers
2 way radios
Bottled water
Long-sleeve shirts
Steel-toed boots
Work gloves
Sanitary napkins
Flap shovels
Hard hats
Safety goggles
Plastic tarps
Cotton & wool socks
Dog food
Undergarments for men & women
Dog boots

Almanac, Vol. 48, No. 5, September 25, 2001


September 25, 2001
Volume 48 Number 5

The School of Arts and Sciences names two faculty members to endowed chairs, Dr. Michael Katz from history and Dr. David Roos from biology
In the aftermath of the attacks, while the community has pondered and prayed, donated and discussed, consoled and counseled, hoped and helped, Penn websites have been created or expanded to provide immediate resources and up-to-date information.
The Penn Humanities Forum kicks off today with a lecture on Time.
The A-3 Assembly and PPSA join together to present an Employee Resource Fair this Friday in Perelman Quad.
Operation Brotherly Love gathers funds and goods for the victims of the recent tragedies.
The Trustees meet after a week's postponement and conclude their meeting with a moment of silence.
In light of the current crisis, the Military Leave Guidelines for faculty and staff as well as those for students are outlined.
The University Museum opens a new exhibit on Modern Mongolia with special events that coincide with Penn Family Day.