Lehman College Disaster Relief Page

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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:



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:



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. 



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

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC AND THE CARRIBEAN -  The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency(CDEMA) http://www.cdema.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.

Contact Info:

Amanda Dubois-Mwake

Director of Community Engagement & New Student Programs                                                                                                 

Lehman College Campus Relief Coordinator

 Thursday, September 28, 2017 4:46 PM
Our thoughts are with our friends who live and work in the communities impacted by recent events in Mexico and Hurricane María in Puerto Rico. These are challenging times and Lehman Center for the Performing Arts wants to extend its support to these communities.  
Latino Concerts At Lehman CenterLehman Center has established itself as “the place” in the Bronx to see great Latino artists. The majority of these events play to “sold-out” houses.

Among the many celebrities having appeared on the Concert Hall stage are: Anthony Santos, Prince Royce, Aventura, Milly Quezada, Olga Tañon, Ruben Blades, Julio Inglesias, Jose Feliciano, Willie Colon, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Eddie Palmieri, Diego El Cigala, Jose Alberto “El Canario”, Tito Nieves, Oscar D’Leon, Jerry Rivera, Victor Manuelle, Andy Montanez, La India and El Gran Combo, along with Cuban favorites such as Celia Cruz, Albita, Paquito D’ Rivera, and most recently Los Van Van, among others.
Join The Relief EffortsLEHMAN CENTER is grateful for your support and wants to give back to the Latino community by making a donation from tickets sales of this year’s Latino Series to Puerto Rico, Cuba, Mexico and the Dominican Republic.Please be part of our efforts and support Lehman Center by purchasing tickets to our Latino Series so we can donate as much as possible.
A portion of all ticket sales from our Latino Series will be donated to Puerto Rico, Mexico, Cuba and Dominican Republic. 

About the Organization

With more than 60,000 alumni and 12,000 students, Lehman College serves the Bronx and our surrounding region as an intellectual, economic, and cultural center. The College is named after Herbert H. Lehman, who was governor of New York State, a U.S. Senator, and an internationalist. His values of dedicated public service continue to guide the College today.