The University of North Texas will open its Goolsby Chapel from 4-5 p.m. today (April 18) for reflection and prayer for the victims of the bombings in Boston and the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas. The chapel is at 1622 Maple St. in Denton.
The UNT chapter of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity is collecting items for residents of West who have been left homeless from yesterday evening's fertilizer plant explosion.
Fraternity members have set up a collection box in Room 422 of UNT's University Union, which is the Office of Greek Life. They are requesting donations of bottled water; toiletries and other hygiene items (travel sizes will work well); blankets; pillows; infant and adult diapers; baby formula and bottles; teddy bears, stuffed animals and other toys; and medical supplies and first aid kits.
Donations will be taken until 2 p.m. Friday (April 19). Fraternity members will deliver the items Friday evening.
UNT students, faculty and staff members are also urged to give blood by visiting Carter BloodCare in Denton at 2215 S. Loop 288, Suite 335, or participating in a blood drive on campus next Tuesday and Wednesday (April 23-24). Carter BloodCare's bus will be on the east side of the University Union on Union Circle from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. both days. More information about the blood drive is available from the UNT Center for Leadership and Service at firstname.lastname@example.org.