SA helps victims of hurricane
Relief efforts for Hurricane Sandy continue on Towson’s campus in an effort to help those affected by the storm two weeks ago.
One relief drive, sponsored by Student Activities, intends to make students, faculty and staff aware of the current situation, Corinne DeRoberts, the coordinator for Community Services of Student Activities, said.
SA collected supplies and cash donations all over campus, including the University Union and in various departments across campus, to assist in the relief efforts in states hit hardest by Hurricane Sandy, in particular New Jersey. Collection ended on Friday, Nov. 9 at 5 p.m.
In a final count of the donations made by SA, students and faculty donated 35 different school supplies, 70 different non-perishable food items, as well as an unspecified number of clothing items and toiletries.
SA is currently looking for an organization to donate the items to.
Along with the collection drive, Towson students showed their gratitude by making thank you cards that were sent to regional emergency agencies that have played a role in helping victims of Sandy.
DeRoberts also said that the cards were also made for staff that worked throughout the storm to ensure that residents were safe, as well as dining hall workers.
In addition to the efforts of Student Activities, Theta Chi fraternity and Delta Delta Delta sorority held a donation drive Thursday, Nov. 8, Friday, Nov. 9, Monday, Nov. 12 and Tuesday, Nov. 13 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day in the University Union lobby.
“This drive, particularly, meant a lot to us because it hit close to home for many of my brothers along with many sisters of Tri-Delta. So we were really passionate about the opportunity to help with relief efforts in any way that we could,” Jake Hyndman, the Theta Chi philanthropy chair, said.
Together, they raised over $1,000 in cash and received donations of clothes, food and toiletries in the four days of the drive.
Similar to Student Activities, Theta Chi and Delta Delta Delta are still considering which organization they are going to donate their collected funds to – they said they want to ensure that the funds reach those who need it most.