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8 November 2017

College Collects Donations for Puerto Rico

Kevin Batson and Joe Sanford loading donations into a truck.Kevin Batson- Senior Maintenance Worker, and Joe Sanford, Maintenance Worker, load donations onto a Schenectady County truck as part of the Empire State Relief and Recovery Effort for Puerto Rico.

Throughout the month of October, SUNY SCCC had locations across campus for members of the College community and the public to donate items as part of a community-wide donation effort in support of Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. The collection was coordinated in partnership with Governor Cuomo’s Empire State Relief and Recovery Effort for Puerto Rico and delivered through the Governor’s supply chain.

Piles of donations waiting to be loaded for distribution.The College collected two truckloads of supplies including batteries, flashlights, portable lanterns, diapers, baby wipes, cases of water, and feminine hygiene products.  

Hurricane Maria made landfall on the island of Puerto Rico on September 24, 2017, as a Category 4 hurricane with strong winds and rain, knocking out power across the island and leaving many without shelter. The hurricane was the third strongest hurricane to hit the United States, stronger than Hurricane Irma which recently hit the Florida Keys.

Find out more about the Empire State Relief and Recovery Effort for Puerto Rico.

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