By Nicole Conte
SC Staff Writer
Less than a month ago, Hurricane Sandy devastated the East Coast.
Although East Stroudsburg University (ESU) didn’t suffer major damage, many Warriors are trying to do their part in helping with relief work.
Whether it’s faculty or students, everyone is coming together to help rebuild what was damaged.
Sara Gallina, a tutor at ESU, organized a drive that collected clothing, food, non-perishable items and money to help victims in Staten Island.
She was also able to collect additional items, and she delivered everything collected to the relief location located in Brodheadsville where victims were able to stay.
This and other acts were done by not only her, but many other tutors, faculty and students on campus.
Another noted Warrior who has made a contribution is ESU graduate, Kyle McMahon. He created a fundraiser to help benefit relief victims. McMahon created wristbands that say “Revive. Rebuild. Recover” and “Jersey Strong.”
All proceeds go to the Red Cross South Jersey Chapter and the East Coast Habitat for Humanity.
“Hearing and seeing the aftermath of Sandy has put an emotional weight over my head,” stated Kyle.
“It has also inspired me to do whatever I can to help restore our coastline and get people back on their feet.”
ESU’s Greek life also contributed to the relief efforts. Members of AOII and Sigma Pi were able to collect over $500 for the Red Cross thanks to you Warriors.
The University as a whole was able to help out the relief victims. ESU became a shelter for many victims as they stayed in the Koehler Field House. The shelter welcomed anyone in need of food, running water, heat, or electricity.
As a warrior, you can still help the victims of Hurricane Sandy by doing something like donating to the Red Cross.
“When we sent out a request for volunteers for faculty, staff or students who are certified in first aid or CPR, or who might help with language interpretation, we immediately had over 100 volunteers,” Dr Welsh responded to ESU’s outreach at the “Megashelter” on campus.
“It was incredible to see the way ESU was willing to help our neighbors.”
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