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Northeastern Unites for Hurricane Sandy Relief Effort

Photo of Hurricane Sandy damage in New Jersey

by Matt Collette, news@Northeastern (November 28, 2012)

The dev­as­ta­tion caused by Hur­ri­cane Sandy has touched many North­eastern stu­dents in a very per­sonal way.

Joe Skrocki, for example, a senior archi­tec­ture major from Ocean County, N.J., was stuck in Boston for the storm. “It got really tough to see every­thing hap­pening on TV without being able to do any­thing,” he said.

Soon after the storm passed and it became evi­dent just how much damage Sandy had inflicted on ocean­front com­mu­ni­ties in New York and New Jersey, Skrocki and a former class­mate began col­lecting blan­kets, warm clothing and other sup­plies. On Nov. 11, they drove a donated van to a relief center in New Jersey and deliv­ered the goods.

Skrocki and his friend have con­tinued to col­lect dona­tions — which can be dropped off at the Center for Com­mu­nity Ser­vice in 172 Curry Stu­dent Center or the LGBTQA Resource Center in 328 Curry — and deliver the sup­plies to those in need.

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Published On: November 28, 2012 | Tags: ,,,
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