Sandburg Students Raise Money for Victims of Sandy

Nov. 7, 2012
GALESBURG—Students in Carl Sandburg College’s therapeutic massage program donated $352.88 to the Western Illinois Chapter of the American Red Cross on Tuesday to go toward relief efforts for victims of Hurricane Sandy.

 

Students offered chair massages in the Building D lobby on the Main Campus in Galesburg on Tuesday and donated tips from the massages to the Red Cross. The money raised was presented to Carissa Scott, executive director for the Western Illinois Chapter of the American Red Cross.

 

“Knowing the devastation that goes along with flooding and power outages brought it to my attention,” Sandburg therapeutic massage instructor Tammy Nelson said. “We just want to make sure that they’re all safe and fed and warm in the many months that will be ahead of them.”

 

Click here to watch a video of the therapeutic massage program's fundraiser for Hurricane Sandy victims.

 

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Caption: Carl Sandburg College therapeutic massage students donated $352.88 to the Western Illinois Chapter of the American Red Cross to aid victims of Hurricane Sandy by offering chair massages Tuesday on the Main Campus in Galesburg. Pictured L-R: Megan Rankin; Lisa Pestrella; therapeutic massage instructor Tammy Nelson; Carissa Scott, executive director for Western Illinois Chapter of the American Red Cross; Melissa Guthrie; and Brooke Varnold.