The following was sent to the SBU notice Board. Since many of you are off campus, I thought you might like to see it as well
BonaResponds and the local Islamic Community are teaming up to raise money for recovery efforts in Pakistan. Yesterday (November 1) the Red Cross released its most recent estimate that over one million people are still unable to return to their homes. Now you CAN help. We will have drop off sites around campus where you can drop off your NYS 5 cent deposit cans and bottles. We will convert them into life saving cash that will help fund the shipment of medical and school supplies as well as be given to relief agencies who are on the ground in Pakistan.
Late last week I spoke with some friends in Haiti. They stressed the need for soap and hand sanitzer, and tarps. We will include these in our next shipment to the Earthquake and now disease (and soon to be tropical storm) ravished nation. You can drop more school supplies (calculators, pens, pencils, crayons, and small notebooks are especially prized), as well as soap, sanitizer, and tarps at my office (231 Murphy) or at the Allegany Park and Shop.
Finally- many jobs this coming weekend. From another wheelchair ramp project, to helping a poor mother-to-be prepare her house, to teaming up with Villa Volunteers at the Buffalo Galleria Mall to raise money for next year's food packing event. We'd love to have you out. Saturday and Sunday! Mark your calendar. More info to follow or on http://BonaResponds.org We especially need people at the galleria mall on Sunday. If you can make it, please let us know!