A handful of students have wasted no time responding to the challenges of Hurricane Sandy: Several students have formed a relief committee and joined forces with students in the new Red Cross Club to organize fundraising events to benefit storm victims.
From left: Red Cross Club members Nicole Richard, Emily Evans, Elizabeth Richard, and Leah Blackburn accept a donation from President Michael Driscoll.
Students Rachael Warmington and Emily Matens formed the Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Efforts committee with students Emily Evans and Elizabeth Richard, who also cofounded the Red Cross Club.
Events began on Monday, November 5, at the Six O’Clock Series program, at which Red Cross Club members collected donations and raised awareness about the need for volunteers for relief efforts.
The club and committee are jointly organizing more events this week:
“Many students have connections to the eastern shore in one way or another, so this is a great opportunity for them to help,” said Elizabeth Richard, president of the Red Cross Club.
The Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Efforts committee and Red Cross Club will present the proceeds from this week's events to the American Red Cross Indiana Chapter, South Jersey Regional Office, and Jersey Coast Chapter. They hope to continue their efforts into the spring.
For more information, contact Richard at
firstname.lastname@example.org or (724) 601-9665.