The University of Chicago News Office
Sept. 7, 2005

How to Volunteer

Katrina Relief Meetings hosted by University Community Service Center

For those interested in organizing collection of materials and supplies:
Thursday September 29th, 4:15 pm
UCSC Conference Room
5525 S. Ellis Ave Suite 160
For more information please contact Kimberly Gardiner at
For those interested in organizing/hosting fundraising events:
Friday September 30th, 3:00 pm
UCSC Conference Room
5525 S. Ellis Ave Suite 160
For more information please contact Gail Zurek at

The University of Chicago Hospitals will support employees who want to volunteer time or resources to help those affected by Hurricane Katrina.

This support includes:

  • Paid time off for up to two weeks, with the possibility to renew, for employees who volunteer to serve with certain established relief organizations such as the Red Cross, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or the American Hospital Association. Many physicians, nurses and staff have been searching for ways to help and some have already found ways to serve.
  • The Hospitals will match employee contributions to the Red Cross or United Way up to a total of $250,000.
  • The Hospitals have agreed to accept patients as part of the National Disaster Medical System.

Argonne National Laboratory Efforts

Argonne National Laboratory, which is managed by the University of Chicago, is participating in emergency response efforts in the Gulf Coast region.

Argonne scientists are working with the Department of Homeland Security to identify vulnerabilities and evaluate the hurricane's damage to infrastructure and key resources. For more details about Argonne's efforts, please see the following link:
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