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News from the Hill October 07, 2014 | back to index

Andover Newton collects supplies for Ebola relief in Africa

As the Ebola crisis continues to grow more serious, Andover Newton is working with Rhode Island alumna the Rev. Cleo Graham (MDiv ’12) and the Liberian community of Providence to collect essential items for relief workers through Oct. 20. On Community Day, Oct. 21, Director of Student Life Mikel Satcher and a campus team will organize supplies and prepare them for pickup. A Rhode Island company has agreed to ship the supplies to Liberia.

Items needed (please donate only the items that are on the list):

Hand sanitizers
Antimicrobial hand soap
Chlorine bleach
Chlorine tablets
Plastic gloves/obstetrician gloves
Medical buckets with faucets
Plastic spray bottles
Disposable gowns/hazmat suits
Plastic aprons
Water bottles
Face masks
Mouth masks
CAVI brand wipes
HYPE brand wipes

There are three drop-off locations on campus at Andover Newton: the cafeteria, Sturtevant Hall, and Dabney Hall. Look for barrels or boxes in those locations.

Four dropoff sites have been designated in the Providence area:

Decontee’s Restaurant
711 Broad St.
Providence, RI 02907

Christ Center of Praise
93 Prudence Ave.
Providence, RI 02909

Jerry’s Beauty Salon
500 Broad St.
Providence, RI 02907

Trinity United Methodist Church
375 Broad St.
Providence, RI 02907

Donations to help defray the shipping costs (please write that the donation is for “Ebolabegone” or “Ebola project”) may be mailed to the following address:

Christ Center of Praise
93 Prudence Ave.
Providence, R.I. 02907