HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) - The Marshall students affected by the January 13th Emmons apartment fire have received some help from West Virginia University's Student Government Association and Student Organization Services.
The two W-V-U groups have donated 750 dollars worth of Wal-Mart gift certificates. They also sent along some letters of support.
Steve Hensley, Marshall's dean of student affairs, says the W-V-U students raised money for the gift cards through a campus-wide fund-raising drive. Hensley says even though the schools are sometimes considered rivals, the spirit of friendship and generosity between the two is much deeper.
Nine people died in the Emmons fire, including three Marshall students. Many others lost all of their belongings.
In all, at least two dozen Marshall students lived in the building.