NEWS RELEASE: Pace University volunteers collect thousands of items of food, clothing donated at Pace Cares Day to help those severely affected by Hurricane Sandy
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Pace University volunteers collect thousands of items of food, clothing donated at Pace Cares Day to help those severely affected by Hurricane Sandy
“Pace Cares Fund” continues to provide financial assistance to Pace students who have been affected by the storm
New York, Nov. 19 – More than 100 Pace University volunteers participated in Pace Cares Day on Friday, Nov. 16, in New York City and Westchester County, collecting more than 2,000 items of donated food, clothing, personal care items, and cleaning supplies to assist communities that were severely affected by Hurricane Sandy. The donations are being distributed to a variety of local and national organizations that are helping victims.
In addition, the Pace Cares Fund is providing financial assistance to Pace students who have been affected by the storm. To date, the fund has raised $4,572 from 70 donors. Contributions can be made online through the Pace web site or by calling the Office of Development & Alumni Relations at (212) 346-1765.
Pace University formed the Pace Cares Initiative, the result of a university-wide task force established to mobilize volunteer efforts of the Pace community. Students continue to help those hit hardest in the wake of Sandy. Photo ops and interviews can be arranged for members of the media who would like to catch the students in action or speak with students and faculty who were personally affected by the storm. Pace’s Center for Community Action and Research has been continually partnering with volunteers in the communities impacted by the storm.
Pace students and staff said:
“Volunteering at Pace Cares Day was a great way to give back to the community and help those affected by the storm.” – Caitlin Bewighouse, Business, ‘16
“Living in New Jersey and going to Pace I saw the effects of storm up close, and felt it was my job to help the somehow. Working with Pace Cares was a great way to fulfill that.” – Remy Gall, Economics, ‘16
“Pace Cares Day was a great way to volunteer on campus and work to help people who have been affected by the hurricane.” – Munaza Janed, Political Science ‘14
“Pace Cares Day was a rewarding experience. It feels great to be able to do something for those affected by the hurricane.” – Adam Stanisic, Staff
About Pace University: For 106 years, Pace has produced thinking professionals by providing high quality education for the professions on a firm base of liberal learning amid the advantages of the New York metropolitan area. A private university, Pace has campuses in New York City and Westchester County, New York, enrolling nearly 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in its Lubin School of Business, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, College of Health Professions, School of Education, School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. www.pace.edu
Media contact: Bill Caldwell, Pace, 212-346-1597, firstname.lastname@example.org
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