MENU

American Red Cross Presents HPU with ‘Partners in Service Award’

Posted on July 31, 2013.
Pictured from left to right are Dr. Don Scarborough, HPU vice president for community relations; Tyler Steelman, Student Government Association president; and Gail Tuttle, vice president of the office of student life.

Pictured from left to right are Dr. Don Scarborough, HPU vice president for community relations; Tyler Steelman, Student Government Association president; and Gail Tuttle, vice president of the office of student life.

HIGH POINT, N.C., July 31, 2013 – The Greater High Point-Davidson Chapter of the American Red Cross recently presented High Point University with the “Partners in Service Award” during the organization’s annual meeting.

During the 2012-13 academic year, HPU students presented $22,000 to the Red Cross chapter for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. The money was raised by students through several fundraisers, a $6,000 donation by the Student Government Association, and a dollar-for-dollar match from the university.

In addition, HPU held blood drives throughout the year that netted 336 units. As each pint has the potential to save three lives, HPU’s donation has the potential to help more than 1,000 people.

“Nearly nine months after superstorm Sandy devastated parts of the East Coast, Red Cross volunteers and other community agencies are still hard at work helping those affected by the storm,” said John R. Hughes, CEO of the American Red Cross Heart of Carolina Region. “Thanks to the generosity of partners like High Point University, along with their students, faculty and staff, we can continue our lifesaving mission.”

Share Button

EVENTS & DEADLINES

View All Events

University News

Monica Johnson
HPU Graduate Publishes Research on Apologies and Forgiveness
read more
Freshman Student Success
Students Collect 256 Pounds of Food for Children in the Triad
read more
HPU Community Christmas 2014 1
Record 14,000 Attend HPU’s Community Christmas
read more
View All
HPU SOCIAL
Connect with us
On the Social page, you can view all of High Point University’s social media feeds, connect to specific majors and schools on Facebook, and get the latest updates about what’s happening on campus.