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Students hold carwash fundraiser for Red Cross

Sept. 8, 2005

KALAMAZOO--Students from Western Michigan University's College of Engineering and Applied Sciences will be washing cars and selling coffee and donuts from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to the American Red Cross for its Hurricane Katrina relief efforts.

The event will be held in the visitor parking area in front of the college's new building on the WMU Parkview Campus. Donuts and coffee are $1 each, and the carwash is free with a donation by cash or personal check. Checks should be made payable to "American Red Cross."

The engineering college is providing the supplies for the fundraiser, and students are providing the labor, so that all of the money collected can go to the Red Cross.

The public is welcome to contribute to the disaster relief efforts of the Red Cross through this fundraiser. The entrance to the Parkview Campus is at the intersection of Drake Road and Parkview Avenue.

Only monetary contributions are being accepted by the Red Cross at this time, because of the cost of transportation and distribution for other types of donations.

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Media contact: Cheryl Roland, (269) 387-8400, cheryl.roland@wmich.edu

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