Campus Relief Efforts

On-campus relief and fundraising efforts are being organized and will be posted here as announcements are made. To list your event, please contact Jacob Levich, Jacob.Levich@stonybrook.edu.

Community Service and Service Learning provides a guide to participating in relief efforts and has set up a mailing list for those interested in getting involved.

CSEA Local 614 Women's Committee is collecting clothing, canned or boxed goods, toiletries, and gift cards for distribution to storm victims. Drop off items at the Local CSEA office, HSC Room 066, or Computer Science Center Room 2601. For more information call: (631) 632-6575 or (631) 634-3680.

Employee Assistance Program provides resources and assistance for employees impacted by the storm.

The Office of Student Affairs is engaged in wide-ranging outreach and provision of needed services in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. Initiatives include providing temporary housing, proactive telephone outreach to students in High Impact Zones, coordinating volunteer efforts, and providing counseling and psychological services.

The Division of Student Life is actively working with student clubs and organizations, in conjunction with the office of community service and service learning, to help provide opportunities and coordination for student orgs to assist with relief efforts. These have included:

  • Mastic Beach cleanupThanksgiving Food Drive (benefiting Long Island Cares)
    October 26-November 20, 2012
    Coordinated by Undergraduate Student Government

  • Volunteering at East Hampton High School Shelter
    November 1, 2012
    Coordinated by Stony Brook Chapter of the American Red Cross

  • Volunteering at Island Harvest
    Saturday, November 3, 2012
    Coordinated by Alternative Spring Break Outreach

  • Volunteered at Mastic Beach
    Sunday, November 4, 2012
    Coordinated by Alternative Spring Break Outreach

  • Seawolves for Sandy Relief
    Tuesday, November 6, 2012 from 10am-4pm, SAC Plaza
    Coordinated by Delta Sigma Phi, Kappa Sigma, Sigma Alpha Mu, Sigma Iota Sigma, Theta Phi Alpha, Alpha Phi Delta, Sigma Delta Tau, Alpha Sigma Alpha, Kappa Delta Phi, Sigma Lambda Beta, Zeta Beta Tau

  • Commuter Student Services
    November 8, 2012, St. Joseph’s College
    Donated Food from Commuter Student Appreciation Day to Shelter at St. Joseph’s College.

  • AmeriCorps and ASBO Programs – coordinated through Career Services
    November 10, 2013
    45 Students traveled to Mastic Beach Fire Department to assist with clean-up and assisting residents in Mastic Beach.

  • American Red Cross Volunteering
    November 10-12, 2012
    15 Stony Brook students and staff volunteered with the American Red Cross at volunteer reception centers located on Long Island and in New York City.

  • Emergency Blood Drive
    November 13, 2012
    Coordinated by Student Blood Drive Committee

  • South Shore Hurricane Sandy Cleanup with Long Island Volunteer Center
    So far, 10 students have volunteered with this initiative, including one student who donated time on Thanksgiving to help others in need.

  • Volunteering with National Grid
    During the week of November 19-23, 10 Stony Brook students volunteered with hurricane relief efforts spearheaded by National Grid. Volunteers assisted with door to door dissemination of materials (batteries blankets, batters, flashlights, etc.) and provided overall support. Volunteers were available to help community members in common areas such as ferries, churches, and bus stops, as well as community centers.

Stony Brook Athletics will be accepting non-perishable canned food items at all basketball games in November beginning this weekend. Those who make a donation will receive a voucher for a free game ticket to a future women's basketball home contest for each item they donate. There will be a limit of 4 free tickets per donation and game choices will be listed on reverse side of voucher. Please bring all non-perishable donations to the Indoor Sports Complex where drop off boxes will be located at the entrance to Pritchard Gymnasium and all items will be distributed to those in need as a result of Hurricane Sandy.   

The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) has chosen to designate items collected during their annual food drive to organizations who will directly assist Long Islanders affected by Hurricane Sandy.  The SAAC is a leadership organization made up of more than 40 Stony Brook University varsity student-athletes who volunteer their time and effort throughout the year to support educational and leadership opportunities which help others.  The student-athletes represent all 20 Stony Brook varsity teams.  The Food Drive is one of SAAC's annual events through which they have collected thousands of items which have been donated to local food banks and charities.

Stony Brook University Hospital is accepting donations of clean, gently used clothing, blankets and non-perishable food items for hospital staff members in need. Donations are being accepted now through Nov. 16, Mondays through Fridays from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm in the Marketplace Cafeteria Club Room on Level 5 of the Hospital.

Employees who need donations of food and/or clothes can contact Heidi Campani at heidi.campani@stonybrookmedicine.edu or 444-6440.

Stony Brook UUP is working with the Employee Assistance Program to collect non-perishable food and other needed items at locations throughout campus. See How to Help for locations and further info.

Stony Brook Volunteer Ambulance Corps is a New York State Certified Ambulance Corporation serving campus and the surrounding community, employing the services of 70-90 dedicated volunteers.