The Clinton School of Public Service at the University of Arkansas will collect items of need for recent Arkansas tornado victims in partnership with Heart of Arkansas United Way at the school’s Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 20.
Heart of Arkansas United Way is seeking specific items of need – diapers, wipes, and feminine hygiene products – for donation to Arkansas tornado victims which will be collected at the Clinton School’s commencement ceremony.
Graduates and attendees are also encouraged to donate to the Heart of Arkansas United Way’s Tornado Response fund, which is accepting donations online.
Donations will also be accepted by cash or check at the Clinton School’s commencement ceremony. Tax-deductible checks can be made payable to Heart of Arkansas United Way.
Disaster recovery is a long-term process – a marathon, not a sprint. Our community is so thankful for the immediate response efforts of many who are helping to evaluate the scope and scale of the impact so that we may begin planning for what support individuals and families will need in the long term. Alongside gifts from corporate and private donors, gifts from the students at the Clinton School of Public Service, and their families and friends, will allow Heart of Arkansas United Way to provide victims of the March 31 tornadoes the support they need through recovery and rebuilding work that will be ahead for many months to come.
This year’s collection will continue the school’s tradition of Giving at Graduation, which has been a part of the school’s commencement ceremony since 2010.
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