Super Storm Sandy
November 7, 2012
Dear Berkeley Community,
In the aftermath of Super Storm Sandy, we can reflect on the personal hardships that many of us have endured and reach out to those that are still in need.
Berkeley College has put forth a college-wide relief effort through Berkeley Cares to support the Food Banks in New Jersey and New York that support Newark, Monmouth and Ocean Counties, Hoboken, Downtown NYC, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and other areas that experienced fatalities and loss of homes. This effort involves the collection of food and toiletries at each one of our campus locations. For collection locations and list of items needed, please see the column to the right.
For those of you who are looking to make a monetary donation, we have set up donation links to:
Please see an additional list of organizations (in the column to the right) that are providing relief to those affected by the storm. If you would like to include any other organizations, please send the name of the organization and the link to Corina Slackman, cas@BerkeleyCollege.edu.
Your contributions to those affected are greatly appreciated.
Dario A. Cortes, PhD
Berkeley Cares Super Storm Sandy Relief Efforts
In an effort to support those affected by this devastating storm, Berkeley College has put forth a college-wide relief effort through Berkeley Cares to support the American Red Cross and Food Banks in New Jersey and New York that support the locations that were affected by the storm. This effort involves the collection of food and toiletries at each one of our campus locations.
Specific non-perishable food and toiletries needed include:
- Canned Tuna
- Peanut Butter in PLASTIC Jars (no glass)
- Jelly PLASTIC Jars (no glass)
- Granola Bars
- Canned Fruits
- Canned Vegetables
- Canned Soup
- Shelf Stable Milk
- Baby Food
Woodland Park – Building #3 Reception Area
Woodbridge – Main lobby and Main Level Hallway by Advisement
Newark – Student Center and Library Bookstore Area
Paramus – Student Center
Online – Associate Lounge
NYC – Student Activity Center at 43rd street (SAC) and Lobbies of 41st Street and William Street
Brooklyn – Student Activity Center
White Plains – Main Lobby and 3rd Floor Landing
Below are some additional organizations that are providing relief:
- Corporation for National and Community Service
- Habitat for Humanity of Newark
- Hoboken Shelter
- Humane Society
- Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund
- Meals-on-Wheels NYC
- North Shore Animal League
- NY Rescue Mission
- Salvation Army
- Salvation Army NJ
- United Way
- Volunteer Center of Bergen County
- Jersey Cares
And if you or a loved one needs assistance after the storm, visit DisasterAssistance.gov.