Members of FAMU’s radio station, 90.5 WANM, and the Operation Southern Hospitality (OSH) organized a “Fill-Up the Truck” event held Sept.9 to further aid the victims of Hurricane Katrina.
The two campus organizations parked a U-Haul truck behind the Rattler’s Den to collect clothes, non-perishable foods, bottled water, toiletries and school supplies from passersby who wanted to donate to victims of the hurricane.
The event was held from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m., but by 4:45 p.m., most of the truck was full.
“We pretty much got about nine-tenths of the truck full,” said the event’s creator Jerome Kinney.
Rodney Charlemagne, a senior psychology student from Miami, was one of the students who participated in the benefit. Charlemagne, 21, said he and his girlfriend asked all of their friends and members of their church to donate as many clothes as they could find.
Kinney, a 22-year old senior public relations student from Houston, said after seeing footage of Katrina’s devastation, the “Fill-Up the Truck” idea came to him. He took it to the radio station and their street team, WANM Hits the Streets, who helped bring his idea to life.
Kinney said the street team.