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The Mount Collects Donations for Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts

sandyEmmitsburg, Maryland – Mount St. Mary’s University organizations and students collected $2,200 and 14 boxes full of supplies for donation to Hurricane Sandy Relief efforts.

Mount students, faculty, staff and administrators gave toiletries, clothing, food, first-aid supplies and money . Several bins were set up around campus where collection took place. Mount Athletics donated all proceeds of ticket sales from the Men’s Basketball home-opener this week and members of the athletic teams joined together and collected much of the needed supplies.

“When natural disasters occur, the Mount community consistently responds with enthusiastic help. It’s amazing, “ said Jeff Abel, director of the Mount's Office of Social Justice. “After Hurricane Sandy, we had the privilege to partner with local shelters and their staff members who responded so quickly and selflessly to the needs of the affected community. It wasn’t long after we received wish-lists of needed supplies. Providing these basic items to our community, whether near-by or far is the least we can do for all those who are now taking steps to rebuild their lives.”

Victoria Shaw ’14, president of the Mount’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, spear-headed the drive for student athletes to get involved and said everyone was more than happy to help out. “We are so fortunate that our area got very little serious damage and with many Mount students from New York City and New Jersey it is important that we help out communities that are associated with ours. It was great to see our community come together to reach out and help another community that was in need. That is what the Mount is all about.”

Donations are still being accepted.  Please contact Jeff Abel, The Office of Social Justice at 301-447-5310 or

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