The COVID-19 pandemic, combined with the damage some businesses experienced following the murder of George Floyd, put a strain on Augsburg’s Twin Cities community as many local stores temporarily closed and access to public transportation was reduced. In June and August, Augsburg University organized supply drives in partnership with the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood.
Drivers in more than 550 cars participated in the supply drives, and their donations were delivered to the Brian Coyle Center through several dozen trips.
“This is our community; this is our neighborhood,” one volunteer said. “So when our neighbors are hurting, we step forward and do what we can to help.”
Read more about Auggies’ efforts to support the community: “What it takes to fight a pandemic.”
Augsburg’s supply drive was a success! Thank you to all who donated and volunteered to help out our so loved Cedar-Riverside community. It is in times like these where we must all come together as the thoughtful stewards that we are. #AuggiePride ❤️ pic.twitter.com/uevNAZwfy2
— Augsburg University (@AugsburgU) June 1, 2020
Top image: Auggies collected donations for the Twin Cities community in Summer 2020. (Photo by Joe Mann)