Hurricane Sandy Relief Carnival Dec. 12

December 10, 2012 12:11 am Student Affairs, Students

To celebrate the last day of classes, the Office of Campus Life and the Student Government Association will host a relief carnival on Wednesday, December 12, from 3-6 p.m. in the East Dining Room. The carnival will also double as a fundraiser for victims of Hurricane Sandy.

“Really, the goal of the Carnival is for students to have fun,” explains Suzette Ramsundar, associate director of Campus Life, “but we also want to take this opportunity to remind everyone that there are still people who are dealing with the aftereffects of Hurricane Sandy, and we can all find ways to help.”

In the days following the superstorm, Lehman students, faculty, and staff have given of their time by helping to clean up affected areas and by donating goods and money. As a designated evacuation zone, Lehman’s APEX was home to victims of the storm for several weeks.

Amanda Dubois, director of Community Engagement and New Student Programs, can attest to the campus community’s acts of generosity. After the storm, Dubois was busy arranging clean-up opportunities, organizing volunteers, collecting and delivering donations, and fielding calls from student volunteers.

“People want to help, especially when there’s a crisis,” explains Dubois. “They just need some guidance on how to do so, and that’s where we come in.”

For more information about the Carnival, e-mail lehmanstudentgovernment@gmail.com or visit WeAreLehman12 on Facebook.