November 4, 2012
Tagged: Center for Student Involvement, Adelphi University, Student Affairs

Adelphi Comes Together to Provide Assistance to Local Hurricane Victims

Press Release

Emergency Blood Donations DriveDue to the scope and magnitude of Hurricane Sandy, our region has sustained a terrible blow.  While Adelphi University will reopen on Monday November 5, the impact of the storm continues to take its toll as families are returning to their homes to survey the damage and begin the very difficult process of rebuilding their lives. 

To help ease the burden of those in our area, Adelphi hosted an emergency blood drive with Long Island Blood Services and a goods and supplies donation drive on Saturday, November 3 . Over 100 students and staff volunteered, over 700 people donated blood and/or goods and supplies, with over 150 pints of blood and 13,500 items collected and sorted.

We made our first delivery to Freeport, a staging area for relief to Long Beach, and tomorrow the truck will head to the Office of Emergency Management for regional distribution. Special thanks to event coordinators Mike Berthel, Gareth Shumack, Wendy Eklund, Tiffany French, Meghan Hudson, Camille Pajor, and Teresa Pisano.

We also know that our students, faculty and staff have given hundreds of hours of service at emergency shelters and through regional, grassroots efforts in their communities.  Adelphi describes itself as the engaged university—a message brought to life by the actions of selfless kindness and compassion demonstrated in response to this disaster. 

Our Center for Student Involvement will be announcing additional efforts in the coming days.  Please monitor for details.

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Over 150 pints of blood and 13,500 items were collected for donation at Adelphi’s emergency blood drive and goods and supplies donation drive.


About Adelphi: A modern metropolitan university with a personalized approach to higher learning.

Adelphi University is a highly awarded, nationally ranked, powerfully connected doctoral research university offering exceptional liberal arts and sciences programs and professional training with particular strength in its Core Four—Arts and Humanities, STEM and Social Sciences, the Business and Education Professions, and Health and Wellness. Adelphi is dedicated to transforming students’ lives through small classes, hands-on learning and innovative ways to support student success.

Founded in Brooklyn in 1896, Adelphi is Long Island’s oldest private coeducational university. Today Adelphi serves nearly 8,000 students at its beautiful main campus in Garden City, New York—just 23 miles from New York City’s cultural and internship opportunities—and at dynamic learning hubs in Manhattan, the Hudson Valley and Suffolk County, and online.

More than 100,000 Adelphi graduates have gained the skills to thrive professionally as active, caring citizens, making their mark on the University, their communities and the world.

Tagged: Center for Student Involvement, Adelphi University, Student Affairs