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    SEPTEMBER 22, 2005
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Disaster relief for people with disabilities

Photo courtesy Daniel Cima/American Red Cross
A Red Cross worker helps a woman into a wheelchair at the Astrodome in Houston, where thousands of survivors of Hurricane Katrina have been housed since the storm ravaged the Gulf Coast.

Through Sept. 30, Temple’s Institute on Disabilities is collecting medical equipment and assistive technology devices to assist people with disabilities who were affected by Hurricane Katrina.

Canes, wheelchairs, wheelchair parts, walkers, commode chairs, shower chairs and communication devices in good, usable condition are appreciated.

For information regarding the effort, contact George Heake, 204-7177 or gheake@temple.edu.

• Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Ritter Hall annex, room 423.
• Saturday, Sept. 24: 8 a.m.–3 p.m. Visitor’s Lot No. 3, Broad Street and Cecil B. Moore Avenue.

Additionally, through Oct. 28, Temple Ambler is collecting canned goods, clothes and monetary donations to aid the victims of Hurricane Katrina at Bright Hall and East Hall.

Collection boxes for canned goods and clothing will also be available in these locations throughout the semester. For more information, call 215-283-1290, or contact crisbelm@temple.edu.

Latino Heritage celebration

Last year’s kickoff celebration drew crowds to the Bell Tower for food, music and fun.

Wednesday marks the opening of Latino Heritage Month.

This year’s theme is “Brindando Nuestro Pasado, Celebrando Nuestro Futuro: Toasting to Our Past, Celebrating Our Future.”

A celebration at the Bell Tower will feature the live band Anthony Colon & Company, a live reggaeton performance by the up-and-coming artist Mikey Voces, a free salsa lesson provided by Esencia Latina, free food samples and more.

WHERE: Bell Tower (rain location: Student Center atrium).

WHEN: Sept. 28, 11:30 a.m.–2 p.m.