Nov. 08, 2012

Geneseo Responds to Hurricane Sandy

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Many of our Geneseo families, alumni and friends are enduring the devastating outcomes of Hurricane Sandy. The thoughts and prayers of the Geneseo community are with all who are facing the daunting challenge of restoring lives and community, and we are working to aid those affected by the storm.

Kay Fly and Kristen Schwab in the Center for Community (MacVittie 353) are available to meet with students to explore ways in which Livingston CARES may assist students whose families have suffered severe home damage or loss.

Two Livingston County CARES volunteer work trips have been tentatively scheduled for the New York City metropolitan area, one for January 7-11 and the other for Spring Break, March 17-23. If you are interested in participating in either of these projects, please contact Kay Fly or Kristen Schwab in the Center for Community. We will be working with recovery agencies at multiple sites in the metropolitan area both weeks. While the college will not provide transportation to the sites in January, the March week will include bus transportation to and from campus. We anticipate organizing additional trips next summer and in the following several years.

We know that others in our community are doing additional relief work. For example, Joseph Yoon '97 has spearheaded an effort to help ensure that the people of the Rockaways and surrounding NYC areas affected by Hurricane Sandy have hot food. We encourage you to let us know about other students, alumni, parents and friends who are assisting in relief efforts by contacting us at scene@geneseo.edu .

With nearly 40 percent of our current student body and roughly 20 percent of our alumni from or living in the downstate areas that received the brunt of the hurricane, our thoughts continue to be with those whose lives have been disrupted by the storm, and we look forward to doing all that we can to help the region recover as soon as possible.