Today's Davanni's Fundraiser is one of two Ways to Help Students who Survived the Weekend Fire

Two ways are available – one of them today only – to help three University of St. Thomas students who lost their possessions in a house fire near campus early Saturday, Dec. 11.

Michael “Carson” Larson, a 20-year-old St. Thomas sophomore, died in the fire. A memorial service will be held here at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 17, in the Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas.

Davanni’s fundraiser today only

Four St. Thomas students who lived next door to Larson have organized a fundraiser that will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. today only, Wednesday, Dec. 15, at the Davanni’s restaurant at Cleveland and Grand avenues in St. Paul.

Davanni’s will donate 20 percent of all orders placed between 4 and 8 p.m. to the UST Student Emergency Fund. The offer is good for dine-in and carry-out orders, but not for delivery orders. Tommie eXpress Cards cannot be used with the fundraiser offer.

A “Special Fundraiser Night” coupon must be used when paying for the order. You can go here to view and print the coupon, or pick up a coupon at one of four campus locations: Dean of Students Office, Room 101, Murray-Herrick Campus Center; Campus Life Office, Room 110, Murray-Herrick Campus Center; Commuter Center, lower level of Murray-Herrick Campus Center; and the Koch Commons desk.

UST Student Emergency Fund

Checks can be sent to the university’s UST Student Emergency Fund, a fund used by Student Affairs to support St. Thomas students and families in crisis. The checks can be made out to either University of St. Thomas or UST Student Emergency Fund and mailed to: University of St. Thomas, P.O. Box 64947, St. Paul, MN 55164.

Checks also can be dropped off at the St. Thomas Development Office, 2120 Summit Ave. (corner of Finn and Summit avenues).

Contributions to this fund are tax-deductible. For more information about the fund, call the Dean of Students Office, (651) 962-6050.