Project Relief at the College of William and Mary is a coordinated effort by students, staff, and faculty devoted to aiding the victims of Hurricane Katrina. Project Relief is coordinated through the Office of Student Volunteer Services (OSVS), which is located on the first floor of the Campus Center. OSVS works with all individual students and student organizations to create and collaborate on creative and different events that will raise funds to support those affected by Hurricane Katrina. Project Relief was created in an effort to avoid duplicating efforts, unintentionally competing against one another for funds, and because we believe that the power of everyone working together will produce bigger results than many individuals working alone.
All money raised through Project Relief will be donated directly to the Red Cross Disaster Fund. If any individual group has decided to give their money elsewhere, it will be indicated on the event description.
Project Relief has planned three phases of its effort. The first, the fundraising phase, concluded on Oct. 22. The next phase included the collection of clothing, toys and toiletries. During the third and current phase, we are sponsoring service trips to affected areas of the Gulf region.