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On Wednesday September 20th, Hurricane Maria devastated the island of Puerto Rico. Puerto Ricans on the island are suffering a great humanitarian crisis.
To get up to speed on the dire situation in Puerto Rico, read: What every American needs to know about Puerto Rico’s hurricane disaster. Here are some images from The Guardian.
Framingham State University is partnering with the town of Southbridge, MA on a donation/relief effort. On our FSU campus, the Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement, will collect supplies to hand over to "Southbridge for Puerto Rico". Their organization will sort, pack and deliver the supplies to an organization in Boston who will ship the boxes to Puerto Rico.
We thank them for helping us for aiding us in this process.
The FSU donation drive will begin Monday October 2 and end Friday October 13.
We thank you for your support.
List of supplies for donation
- Bottled Water
- Water Filters
- Hand Sanitizer
- Canned/Dry Food
- Baby Formula
- Garage Bags
- Canned Milk
- Canned/Dry Pet Food
- Mosquito Repellant
- First Aid Kits
- Dish Soap
- Tooth Paste
- Tooth Brush
- Feminine products
- Portable Cellphone Chargers
- Toilet Paper
- Can Openers
- Medicine (Acetaminophen, Antihistamine, Triple Antibiotic, Hydrocortisone)
NYTimes Video: On the Ground in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria
If you would like to donate money
United for Puerto Rico: Together Changing Paths
United for Puerto Rico is an initiative brought forth by the First lady of Puerto Rico, Beatriz Rosselló in collaboration with the private sector, with the purpose of providing aid and support to those affected in Puerto Rico by the passage of Hurricane Irma and Hurricane María. http://unidosporpuertorico.com/en/ (Pay through PayPal)
More organizations listed in this PBS Newshour article: How you can help the hurricane victims in Puerto Rico. Also, the organizers of the Southbridge. MA relief effort set up a collection site as well.
FSU Drop off Locations
There will be boxes labeled "Donations for Puerto Rico" at the entrance of the following locations:
- Center for Inclusive Excellence
- McCarthy Center
- Dwight Hall 311B
- College Planning Center
We will do daily pickups at the end of the day. Your generosity is appreciated. Thank you.