Thursday, November 15, 2012

Hurricane Sandy Relief Opportunity

Yesterday, a Wal-Mart track traveled all the way from Las Vegas to St. John's University to donate materials for those who were affected by Hurricane Sandy.  Many students and faculty members gathered together at Sullivan Café to help sort all of the donations, so that we can distribute everything to local communities.   

We are currently still in the process of sorting through the many boxes and bags of donations.  
If you would like to help out, feel free to come by Sullivan Café anytime today and tomorrow.  
We would greatly appreciate it! 

Have you had the chance to help out with any Hurricane Sandy Relief opportunities?
  If so, please share your experience with us.


  1. I donated a bunch of grocery store items and I helped with some sorting. I was amazed by how much the Walmart truck brought; it was really amazing to see how generous people are being.

  2. I had the opportunity to actually go to Far Rockaway and help out at a Beach Church Relief Center there. There, I helped organize a food pantry, gave out warm soup, food, and clothes to the community, and made trips to local apartments to pass out food and water to those that may not have enough energy to go up and down the many steps. It was truly a blessing getting to meet with these people and help them during this rough time.

    I also had the privilege to help sort the boxes of donations from Walmart. There were a ton of socks and clothes that needed to be sorted; it was endless! After spending several days helping out with this, Dean Willis actually let my organization (InterVarsity Christian Fellowship) take a carload of donations to the Beach Church Relief Center at Far Rockaway.

    I definitely encourage people to continue to help those in need!

    - Alice Wong