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Eastern University Responds to Hurricane Sandy

St. Davids, PA, November 9, 2012: The impact of Hurricane Sandy, particularly in New Jersey and New York, has been devastating, prompting the students, faculty and staff at Eastern University to pitch in to help.

On November 6, Eastern University in St. Davids began collecting supplies to donate to the New Jersey and New York City shelters for the many people affected by Superstorm Sandy. The main collection point was the Commuter Lounge in Walton Hall. Student volunteers helped to collect and sort items including non-perishable foods, water, toiletries, clothing, shoes, blankets, pillows, diapers, baby food, baby formula, baby bottles, dog and cat food. Donations were accepted through November 9.

Plans are also underway for students, staff and faculty volunteers to take part in a Hurricane Sandy work day in Union Beach, NJ (north of Long Beach Island) on Saturday, November 10. Two twelve-passenger vans are scheduled to leave Eastern's St. Davids Campus from the Gym parking lot at 7:30 a.m. Eastern University is partnering with the American Baptist Association on this service activity.

If you would like to participate, or have questions, contact Andy Horvath at 610.341.1830 or Peder Weigner at 610.341.5827.

Bettie Ann Brigham, Vice President for Student Development, says,"The generosity of our students as well as our friends in the Radnor community toward the Eastern relief efforts, has been a tribute to their kind hearts and eager willingness to care for those in need during a very difficult time. Eastern has always organized our community to help others through work in our East Coast cities to one-time and ongoing efforts in other states and countries. The opportunity to help in this case from the collection of immediately needed supplies through rebuilding later, is going to be an additional focus for the next months and possibly years."

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