Students of Towson contribute to Hurricane Sandy recovery effort

Campus coordinates to donate much-needed food, supplies and funds to devastated northeast

TU students collect donationsTOWSON, Md. (Nov. 9, 2012)—The students, faculty and staff of Towson University have organized to contribute to the relief and recovery of those affected by the devastation of Hurricane Sandy. Through a number of on-campus events, students are raising funds and supplies to be donated to the American Red Cross.

The Office of Student Activities has been collecting supplies and cash donations from across campus to help with the relief efforts in Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey and New York. Those who wish to contribute can bring supplies or donations to University Union 217 during office hours. Collection will cease Friday, Nov. 9 at 5 p.m.

The following supplies are needed:

  • Baby formula and diapers
  • Blue roof tarps
  • Canned meals (chili, ravioli, etc.) and hearty soups
  • Disinfectant cleaner
  • First aid kits
  • Food items like cereal, cookies, crackers, pasta, peanut butter and jelly, snack/granola bars
  • New underwear of all sizes for men, women and children
  • Non-perishable fruit juice (apple, cranberry, etc.)
  • Over-the-counter medications like Pepto-Bismol, Advil and Neosporin
  • Paper cups and plates
  • School supplies like pencils, paper, crayons, small scissors, Manila paper, folders with pockets, three-ringed binders, rulers, etc.
  • Toiletries like shampoo/conditioner, soap, deodorant, toothpaste and feminine hygiene supplies
  • Shelf-stable or instant milk
  • Towels

In a show of gratitude and encouragement, TU students will also be making dozens of thank you cards to be mailed to regional emergency agencies, whose staff members have been working around the clock to help the victims of Sandy. Participants can create their own message of positivity on Friday, Nov. 9, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the second floor of the University Union.

In Paws on Saturday, Nov. 10, the Saturday Scene will present the Live Band Series, which week to week features the musical talents of TU students and alumni. This week, Daytona Drive By and The Lake Effect will be performing. The show begins at 8 p.m. and admission is free, but cash donations to the Red Cross will be collected.

Those who cannot contribute in person are encouraged to give online to the Red Cross.



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