Dear Lehman College Community,
This hurricane season has affected Puerto Rico, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Barbuda, Florida and Texas just to name a few. The most recent earthquake in Mexico has left over 200 people dead. The Office of Community Engagement at Lehman College is doing all that we can to keep up with the issues facing the world to encourage our students to become Global Citizens. We need your help!
Here is a link to President Cruz's statements on the Hurricanes and Earthquake:
LEHMAN COLLEGE DISASTER RELIEF FUND - MONETARY DONATIONS:
If you chose to donate here to the “Lehman College Disaster Relief Fund”, know that your donations will be divided among the following four organizations who are working directly with the communities affected:
Hurricane Harvey - Greater Houston/Corpus Christi Food Banks
Hurricane Irma - Island Of Barbuda Elementary, Middle and High School Book Drive
Hurricane Maria - Local Municipalities in Puerto Rico
Mexico Earthquake - Topos Mexico
This week's event:
DONATION OF RELIEF ITEMS FOR PUERTO RICO
LEHMAN COLLEGE Old Gym Room 302
Mondays 12PM-4PM & Tuesdays 2PM-6PM
The Office of Community Engagement will bring donations to drop off Locations in the Bronx to assist those in Puerto Rico are listed here and in the attached letter from Mayor DiBlasio.
The City encourages donation of items that are critically needed for recovery. These items will be delivered to families directly affected by the storm. Below is a list of items New York City is collecting to send to those affected by Hurricane Maria:
Diapers-Baby food–Batteries-Flashlights-Feminine Hygiene Products-Cases of Water
Please note the City is only collecting the items listed above. All donated items must be non-perishable, not second-hand, nor contain any liquids of any kind. Open or unsealed donations of food or hygiene supplies will not be accepted. Wet wipes will also not be accepted. Any other items will be kindly returned.
There are 18 drop off locations accepting donations across all five boroughs. Donations will be accepted during the hours of 7 am through 9 pm. Please be aware that FDNY members at these locations may not be present during drop-off hours if they are responding to an emergency.
COUNTRY-SPECIFIC ORGANIZATIONS ACCEPTING DONATIONS:
PUERTO RICO - The Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College has put together a collection of links to organizations who are specifically raising money for Puerto Rico.
DOMINICA – The Government Of Dominica Relief Page http://dominicarelief.org
Darda Dominica http://www.darda.org
U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS – Fund For The Virgin Islands http://www.cfvi.net/donate/hurricanerelief.php
HOUTON, TX – Houston Food Bank http://www.houstonfoodbank.org/donate/
FLORIDA KEYS – Then Miami Foundation Has Multiple Sites Who Are Accepting Donations http://miamifoundation.org/irmarelief/
BARBUDA – The Barbuda Recovery And Conservation Trust Fund and Book Drive below https://donate.icfdn.org/npo/barbuda-recovery-conservation-trust-fund
MEXICO – Brigada De Rescate Topos Tlaltelolco A.C. http://www.topos.mx
BOOKS FOR BARBUDA In collaboration with the Imagine Early Learning Centers, Community Engagement and Leonard Lief Library. View the wishlist for books at: http://a.co/imt1ZTG
In addition, the Lehman L.I.F.E. Alternative Break program will explore the options of working in Texas, Florida, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and other affected areas as the need arises and there is infrastructure to support such efforts. Funds donated after October 30, 2017, will help to send students to assist in the affected areas that are seeking volunteers.
Please feel free to contact the Office of Community Engagement with any questions related to relief efforts.
Director of Community Engagement & New Student Programs
Lehman College Campus Relief Coordinator