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Superstorm Sandy Recovery Update

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Superstorm Sandy Relief Efforts – How you can help or get help.

New York Cares 24th Annual Coat Drive

WHEN: November 15 - December 31
Farmingdale's Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society is bringing the New York Cares Coat Drive to the campus. Please bring in coats and jackets to collection boxes in Gleeson, Hale, Knapp, Whitman, or Lupton Hall. The New York Cares organization will collect and distribute these coats and jackets to New Yorkers in Staten Island, the Rockaways, and other areas hit hard by Hurricane Sandy.
For more information, please contact Phi Theta Kappa advisor Rommel Robertson at robertrr@farmingdale.edu, or Phi Theta Kappa advisor Evan Cooper at coopere@farmingdale.edu.

SUNY Partnership with Red Cross

As the East Coast continues to recover from Superstorm Sandy, many are still without power, heat, or housing. During the upcoming holiday season, we must keep those who are struggling to return to normalcy in our thoughts and actions. To do so, SUNY has established a partnership with the American Red Cross to connect the generosity of our students, faculty, staff, and alumni to those still in need. In addition to local efforts, please consider giving blood, donating, or volunteering in the affected areas. Visit www.suny.edu/sandy/ to get involved.

Hurricane Relief Blanket and Jacket Drive

WHAT:                  Donate jackets and blankets
WHEN:                  now until November 30
The Design Club is coordinating a Hurricane Sandy Relief Blanket and Jacket Drive.  Please bring blankets and jackets to support families devastated by Hurricane Sandy to Hale Hall in the Art Wing Lobby.  You’ll see a long box with wrapping paper on it.  Please support the families who have nothing else by donating a blanket or jacket in the box. For more information, contact Design Club President Michael Abbondondolo at abbomf@farmingdale.edu.

SBA Recovery Center

WHO:        Farmingdale State College
WHAT:       SBA Business Recovery Center
WHEN:      Monday through Friday, 9 am to 7 pm, Saturday and Sunday 10 am to 5 pm.   WHERE:     Farmingdale State College's SBDC Conference Center, near driving range.
DETAILS:        The SBA Business Recovery Center, located at the SBDC Conference Center on the campus of Farmingdale State College, will assist businesses who have suffered and need disaster assistance. The assistance available will be in the form of a SBA Disaster Loan. Personnel will be available to walk businessmen and women through the loan process so that they can submit their loan packages.  Call 631-420-2765 for more information.

Help for Faculty & Staff
Your Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is eager to assist any staff member who has been affected by the storm and in need of help. It doesn’t matter whether it is emotional, financial or physical. EAP Coordinator Kathy Devine is located in Memorial Hall, room 213, on Tuesdays and Thursdays. She can be reached at x2644.

Food and Toiletries Drive
Please bring non-perishable foods (and don’t forget items for pets), toiletries, and blankets to collection boxes in Gleeson, Lupton, Laffin, Knapp (2nd floor), the Children’s Center or to Sinclair Hall.

Help for our Students, Faculty and Staff
From 2-5 pm each day, members of the campus community who have been affected by the storm damage and need food or toiletries may come to the second floor of Sinclair Hall to acquire items collected on the campus.  Look for campus posters for a complete list of items that are needed.

Monetary Relief
A Disaster Emergency Relief Fund #1400300 has been created. Students raising funds through the efforts of their organizations, faculty and staff who wish to donate funds, should relay funds to the ASC in Laffin Hall where a fund has been established for this purpose.  Vice President Tom Corti will oversee expenditures from the fund for purposes of buying items to aid victims of the hurricane.

ON HOLD - Clean up and Assistance Crews
Teams of students are forming to travel to areas hardest hit to help with clean up efforts.  If you can contribute to this effort, please contact Tom Reynolds, RHA Board Member at reyntj@farmingdale.edu. ON HOLD

Share a Ride
Recognizing the difficulty some students, staff and faculty are experiencing with the gas shortage, the college has created a Facebook page on which to register to see if schedules can coordinate: FSC Facebook Rideshare / Carpool Hub.

Lost Textbooks
Students have reported that they’ve lost textbooks in the storm.  SGA is creating a fund to purchase extra textbooks to be used in the library.  If your textbooks were destroyed in the storm, please email Student Government Association treasurer Anthony DiGregorio at anthony.digregorio@hotmail.com. SGA may also assist students who have lost rented textbooks with replacement costs.

If you know of a family that has been severely affected by Hurricane Sandy, please  send that family’s name and contact information to Linda.Crispi@farmingdale.edu.  Please be sure to include the number of family members, ages and current living situation.  Through the Children’s Center network, Linda hopes to obtain donations of non-perishable
foods and other basics as well as gift cards to help get these families back on their feet. Gift cards that would be useful include Target, Walmart, Home Depot, Lowes, Beth Bath & Beyond, clothing stores and children's clothing stores.

Computer Access
Students without access to computers at home will have expanded access to campus computer labs on campus for the rest of this week:

Whitman 115 Tuesday to Thursday
7:00–10:30 PM
7:00-9:00 PM
Whitman 221 Tuesday to Thursday
7:00–10:30 PM
7:00-9:00 PM
Lupton 161 Wednesday, Thursday
9:30–11:00 PM
9:00 AM-10:00 PM
Lupton 166 Wednesday
9:30–11:00 PM
9:30–11:00 PM
Lupton 190 Wednesday
6:30–11:00 PM
9:00–11:00 PM
9:00 AM-10:00 PM
Lupton 194 Tuesday, Thursday
9:30–11:00 PM
9:00–11:00 PM
9:00 AM-10:00 PM

On-Going Registration for Spring 2013

Students who have not yet registered for Spring 2013 are advised that registration for the spring semester is available online on or after their assigned date. Students who have questions or need assistance, may contact regoffice@farmingdale.edu or call (631) 420-2776.

Campus Mental Health Services
Anyone experiencing higher than normal levels of distress related to Hurricane Sandy is welcome to visit Campus Mental Health Services, even as just a one-time walk-in visit.  CMHS is located in Sinclair Hall and can be reached at 631-420-2006

Federal Student Aid Natural Disaster Information
For information on loans and useful links to organizations such as the American Red Cross, students and their families are advised to go to the U.S. Department of Education
website: www.IFAP.ed.gov/ifap/disaster.jsp.

SBDC Aid with SBA Applications
The SBDC has been helping businesses with their SBA application process and will also house the SBA Disaster Recovery Center.

  • Town of Babylon – 200 E. Sunrise Hwy, Lindenhurst, NY 11757  OPENED on Monday November 5
  • Town of Islip Office of Economic Development – 40 Nassau Avenue, Islip, NY 11751  Opening pending TOI
  • Nassau County Industrial Development Agency – 1550 Franklin Avenue, Mineola, NY 11501 Opened Monday November 5
  • Town of Oyster Bay  - 977 Hicksville Road, Massapequa – will open on Monday, November 12
  • Suffolk County Department of Labor - 725 Veterans Memorial Highway, Hauppauge, NY 11788 Opened Wednesday November 7


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