As news of Hurricane Dorian’s destruction in the Bahamas continues to paint a picture of absolute devastation, third-year student Karianne Kapfer reached out to New College’s Student Activities and Campus Engagement (SAuCE) team to start a relief drive for much-needed items for the people affected by the hurricane.
From now until Sept. 20, donations are being accepted on campus in the Hamilton Center, Jane Bancroft Cook Library, the SAuCE office (HCL 4), and the Heiser Natural Sciences Complex.
“I’d encourage all of campus to donate because it is the right thing to do,” says Kapfer. “Anyone from Florida understands the lasting impact that hurricanes can make on communities so it is important for us to help where we can.”
Items donated on campus will be delivered to The Law Place in Sarasota and placed on aircraft that will be going out every Tuesday to the Bahamas. Items that can be collected include Canned goods, water purifiers, baby supplies, insect repellent, paper towels, dog/cat food, flashlights and batteries, and clothing.
“There are many ways to help our Bahamian friends and neighbors,” says Kapfer. “We’d love for campus and the local community to support our drive but helping the Bahamas in any fashion is what is most important.”