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Resources in the Aftermath of Sandy

November 8, 2012

From the President:

Striking directly at the mid-Atlantic states, Hurricane Sandy devastated the coast and created a crisis that hits close to home for the Drexel University community. I know that we all hold in our thoughts and prayers everyone who is suffering in this difficult time, and especially our Drexel friends and colleagues who were in the storm’s path.

In keeping with Drexel’s culture of caring, service and philanthropy, I want to encourage everyone who can to consider making a donation to help storm victims. Below are some worthy organizations that are involved in the region, as well as resources and information for students and employees affected by Sandy.

We are a strong community, and we stand ready to help each other, and all those in need.

John A. Fry

If You Want to Help

At Drexel, the Model United Nations and Phi Sigma Pi National Honors Fraternity have partnered to collect donations for relief efforts via Humanity First. Blankets, gloves, nonperishable food products, personal hygiene items, first aid products, baby food, diapers, batteries and flashlights can be placed in drop boxes located across campus, including in Hagerty Library, the Honors Lounge, the Creese Student Center and the CAT Building.  Donations will be collected until November 17. 

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If You Need Help

The federal government has posted a page with resources and information for people and communities affected by the storm, including how to register for assistance from FEMA.

For our students who may be suffering distress due to the crisis, the Drexel Counseling Center is available to provide psychological assistance and support. You can call ahead for an appointment, or walk into either of the Center’s two locations:

  • University City Campus: Creese Student Center, Suite 201, 215-895-1415
  • Center City Campus: Bellet Building, Suite 315, 215-762-7625

For faculty and professional staff, the Employee Assistance Program administered by HealthAdvocate as a core employment benefit is offering special assistance related to healthcare access, insurance claims and work/life services to hurricane victims.

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