Auggies pitch in to help tornado victims

tornado_reliefOn the evening of Sunday, May 22, residents of the north metro were caught in the path of a tornado that took two lives, displaced residents, and caused more than $166 million in damage to the area.

On Monday, Brian Noy and Mary Laurel True of Augsburg’s Sabo Center for Citizenship and Learning sat down and started brainstorming about ways to help—because that is what Auggies do.

“Actually,” True said, “President Pribbenow called and asked what we were going to do for North Minneapolis.” The two decided to organize clean-up groups to go to the area Wednesday and Thursday afternoon (see details below). Continue reading “Auggies pitch in to help tornado victims”

He hopes you will be the match

bethematchEthan Gutzmann-Williams hopes that Augsburg students, faculty, and staff will find their way into Christensen Center this Friday and will stop by one particular table to see how they can lend a hand. Or more specifically, donate their bone marrow.

Gutzmann-Williams [pictured] has helped the Be the Match Foundation coordinate a bone marrow donor drive on campus on Friday, April 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. He became interested in the organization after meeting Kristine Reed, a Be the Match representative who is herself a recipient of a bone marrow donation.

At this week’s Community Time, Reed and Gutzmann-Williams talked about the importance of the registry and the need for people of color to join. “Seventy percent of patients in the U.S. who need a transplant don’t have a match in their family,” Reed explained. “A donor gives them a second chance at life.” Continue reading “He hopes you will be the match”