|November 8, 2006
From: Laura Harris, Director of Media Relations
(318) 342-5447, email@example.com
Grassroots campaign captures spirit of community
The check that local realtor John Rea presented ULM President James Cofer today represents much more than its $7,214.54 face value.
“She had this little purse filled with coins and she told me she had heard about the campaign, and wanted to give to the Band Aid program. That showed what she thought about what was going on here at the university.”
The grassroots campaign means a lot to ULM, said Cofer.
Talking about the countless Band Aid jars distributed all over town, Cofer said, “This grassroots effort was very innovative and imaginative. And this kind of community support is so important to us.”
Rea’s son has been mentored by music professor Sandra Lunte, who taught him to “better appreciate his gifts,” Rea said.
Rea also praised the work of band director Derle Long, and he thanked President Cofer and his wife Deborah for being the first ones to contribute to the campaign.