Volunteer relief services will be provided to victims of Hurricane Ike in the communities of Southeast Texas Saturday, Oct. 25.

Lamar University students, faculty, staff and alumni are being called on to put their compassion into action for ‘Into the Streets.’ The national volunteer program encourages college communities to participate in community service. It provides a learning experience that challenges many to volunteer on a regular basis.

Into the Streets organizer Tony Sarda, a student at the university, is planning the effort in collaboration with the Division of Student Affairs.

“We will be going into the streets to help people who were affected by Hurricane Ike,” Sarda said.  “We will be helping by picking up trash, doing yard work, pulling up carpet, whatever is needed.

Now, more than ever, our assistance is needed in our community.”
Individuals interested in participating should sign up so volunteers can be paired with projects. On Saturday, volunteers will meet at 8 a.m. in the Setzer Student Center Ballroom to receive their assignments.

“We will be serving in neighboring communities such as Bridge City and Orange,” Sarda said.

Sign up to volunteer, or request assistance by contacting Sarda at 880-7240, email jasarda@my.lamar.edu, or stop by Room 212 in the Setzer Student Center.