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SBU student take part in effort to help Puerto Rico rebuild


Rebecca Mueller traveled to Puerto Rico with a group of other SUNY students to help rebuild in the wake of Hurricane Maria, which left much of the island in the dark and under water.

Stony Brook Joins New York State Initiative to Aid Puerto Rico

Stony Brook occupational therapy graduate student Nicole Carrasquillo was busy trying to figure out ways to help hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico when a golden opportunity landed in her lap: Governor Andrew E. Cuomo’s  NY Stands with Puerto Rico Recovery and Rebuilding Initiative.

Hurricane Maria Relief for Puerto Rico

Stony Brook Medicine is responding to the humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico with plans to send physicians, nurses, staff and supplies to the storm-ravaged area. The Stony Brook University School of Medicine is preparing to accommodate students from the Medical School in Puerto Rico as well, and encourages other Schools to consider the possibility of accepting corresponding students in need .

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  Puerto Rico Relief Team Returns Home

There were hugs and happy tears all around, when 23 Stony Brook Medicine members returned home November 8 after more than two weeks of treating patients in Puerto Rico.

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Read more from Stony Brook Medicine Eases the Pain in Puerto Rico.


Read More from Stony Brook Joins New York State Initaitive to Aid Puerto Rico  here.



News & Updates

Seawolves Town collected for the Empire State Relief and Recovery Effort for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Learn more about how you can help.

Stony Brook Medicine sends medical and humanitarian aid to Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria. Read more at

Relief supplies are being collected at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital. Donations will go to the Empire State Relief Effort.

Summary of Funds/Items Collected

Island Harvest recieved 1414 pounds of food, water, personal items and clothes.

Donation of  $2, 300.

Disaster Relief events collected $500.

Hispanic Heritage Month Baskets  $960.

Dance for Puerto Rico approximately $600

Thank you for your help. There are more  events coming soon!



Campus Events

November 14
2nd Disaster Relief Map-athon Puerto Rico and Beyond
Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 1:00 pm -4:00 pm
Health Sciences Library, Classroom 2, Health Sciences Tower

November 21

Dance for Puerto Rico

Student Activities Center (SAC) Ballroom B

6:30 pm- 10: 00 pm
Hispanic Languages and Literature Department, Office of the Dean of Students and Student Affairs

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