After learning of the homes affected by recent flooding in Mulvane, numerous Cowley College students and staff members reached out to help those in need of assistance.

Numerous faculty and staff members, including Cowley College President Dennis Rittle, donated their time to help with the cleanup.

Additionally, 40 Cowley College student-athletes from the school’s main campus in Arkansas City helped with cleanup duties on Aug. 24, as did athletic director Shane Larson and Cowley coaches Tommy DeSalme, Courtney Gougler, and Eric Nitsche.

“This was an opportunity for us to give back to a community outside of Arkansas City that supports us,” Larson said.

Cowley volunteers moved furniture, removed carpets and drywall, and helped in any other way possible.

Ginger Hopper, a graduate of Cowley College, was among the individuals affected by the flooding — her home suffered more than $12,000 in damage to its basement.

“I am very blessed and thankful these coaches and students were willing to help people they don’t even know,” Hopper said.

On Aug. 22, Cowley College-Mulvane’s Math and Science Club gave away pulled pork sandwiches and chips to raise money for the flood victims.

Donations were accepted and the club raised $125.

A donation center has been established to help with the continued relief efforts.

Donations can be hand-delivered or mailed to Mulvane Care and Share, 1014 N. Second St., Mulvane, KS 67110. The center’s telephone number is (316) 440-6687.

Please make checks payable to “Mulvane Care and Share,” and indicate Mulvane Flood Disaster Fund on the envelope and memo line.

This information was provided by Cowley College Director of Institutional Communications and Public Relations Rama Peroo.