In late December, the Salvation Army placed two donation drop boxes, one at the Don Taft University Center circle and another near the Alvin Sherman library parking garage, to collect used clothing from the NSU community, to benefit the Salvation Army’s Adult Rehabilitation Center and to be sold in Salvation Army thrift stores.
Jim Moyer, donor program manager and NSU graduate student, said donations are the only source of income for the Salvation Army’s drug and alcohol program. He said the donation boxes will benefit those suffering from drug and alcohol addiction and chronic homelessness.
“We don’t receive federal, state or local money. It is all the generosity of the public’s donations that is our sole source of income,” he said.
Moyer encouraged students, faculty and staff to make use of the donation boxes.
“I would like students to know that this is for a good cause and to just feel good about helping us help others,” he said.
Alexis Bermudez, freshman sociology major, thinks the donation boxes are convenient ways to collect donations for the needy.
“I like that there is an easily accessible location for students to donate to those in need,” said Bermudez.
Samuel Alonso, first-year law student, said, “It really is nice that NSU allowed the Salvation Army to place the boxes on campus. The outreach to help the community has always been a big part of our university so this was a fantastic step forward.”
Moyer said, “We are very thankful to NSU for allowing us to place the boxes. We intend to service them everyday.”