CSJ Promotes Sandy Relief Efforts
Published: Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Updated: Tuesday, November 20, 2012 14:11
The university has increased Hurricane Sandy relief efforts, according to an email posted by the Center for Social Justice Monday.
Fr. Kevin O’Brien, S.J., and Interim Executive Director of the Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching and Service Jane Genster signed the email on behalf of the CSJ.
“As we reflect on the catastrophic storm that affected the eastern United States and the Caribbean we offer our prayers and deepest sympathies to all of the victims and their families,” the email read. “We especially embrace those members of our Georgetown community who have family or friends affected by the hurricane, or who have been personally affected by this tragedy.”
Relief efforts since the hurricane have included fundraising by the Student Athletic Advisory Committee to benefit the Red Cross.
Now, the CSJRTS has set up a fund to support humanitarian aid and disaster relief work in New York and New Jersey. Donations can be made on the CSJ website and at the Hoya Health Hut. Proceeds will benefit the Red Cross and Catholic Charities.
The CSJ is also accepting donations to the Diocese of Rockville Centre on Long Island, which has requested soap, shampoo, toilet paper and toothpaste for those still without power or shelter.