Simple Call to Action Tweet and William Penn Responds

The University of Houston head basketball coach Kelvin Sampson pioneered an initiative asking colleges and universities across the country for their assistance.  schools across the nation in collecting T-shirts for victims of the devastating flood in Houston, Texas.

In light of Hurricane Harvey, University of Houston are hoping schools will send t-shirts, shorts, socks and shoes to help those who have lost everything.

William Penn answered that call. Athletic Director, Nik Rule, stated by Friday morning the university had rounded up over 1,000 articles of clothing to send to the University of Houston. Those articles filled 22 boxes that will be shipped out later today.


These boxes of donated clothing will soon make their way to Texas to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey.

“The number-one thing I see in the students and faculty of William Penn is compassion. This opportunity to serve those in the Houston area who are going through the unthinkable is a chance for us to rise up as a campus community and show our commitment to service to those near and far,” said Nik Rule.

College students and their families in Texas will receive clothing from William Penn and dozens of other schools across the country.

“At William Penn University, our mission of open hearts and open minds isn’t simply a set of goals we hope to achieve. It’s who we are at our very core. It’s the belief that every individual has value,” said William Penn President John Ottosson.

Coach Sampson tweeted this photo Thursday evening:

If you would like to help by making a donation, contact Joe Reagan, Director of Corporate/Foundation Relations at William Penn University, call 641-673-1047.


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