Sunday, October 21

Virgina Tech processes 90,000 gifts since shooting

This blog has previously discussed the fundraising actions taken by Virginia Tech's development office after the campus shooting earlier this year.

I was a little surprised today to see the school has received more than 90,000 gifts of consolation from around the world. The response was so large, the school has its own archive room tagging, photographing, and logging all donations into a database.
The Associated Press reports:

Tech has received items from across the country and around the world, including letters from Argentina and the ambassador of Jamaica, a U.S. Coast Guard buoy with signatures of Tech graduates from Puerto Rico and a jacket with signatures of University of British Columbia engineers from Canada.
Though there have been many proposals for what to do with the -- including a possible museum to house the collection -- no decision has been made.

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