Carroll and Milton Petrie Foundation

Thanks to the generous support of the Carroll and Milton Petrie Foundation, The City College of New York has established an emergency fund for those students who have been victims of Hurricane Sandy.  The emergency fund is designed to help students with urgent need of the following:

·         Food

·         Transportation

·         Clothing

·         Replacement school supplies, books and equipment

·         Basic essentials

·         Support for temporary housing – for displaced students

·         Loaner laptops

For assistance in the form of specific supplies, please visit:

Review Process:
Once you have submitted your request please expect the following:
- We will review your submission and contact you 24-48 hours after submission. 
- We will notify you which office(s) you should visit to obtain the items you request.
- Depending on what item(s) you need you will sign a confidential form.

For other forms of support or to speak with a counselor, please visit:

The Student Support Resources Area located in MR-15

From President Lisa S. Coico

Dear Friends and Colleagues, 

    Sadly, as you may be aware, a number of our students, faculty and staff live in the low-lying areas of the city that have been so cruelly hit by the hurricane.   I want to express our deepest sympathy to all of you – and to your families – in the tri-state area who have been affected by Hurricane Sandy at this most difficult time.

    I want you to know that City College is supporting many efforts to help our students and our employees get through the challenging days ahead. We are offering confidential personal counseling services to those who have been impacted by this tragedy. A support group has been created for students affected by the hurricane. Services through the CUNY Work/Life Program, which is a voluntary, free and confidential support service are available for all City College/CUNY employees. And we continue to communicate with employees and students about a number of invaluable resources that are available to meet their on-going needs. 

    For those of you who wish to provide emergency support to help members of the CCNY community, the City College Fund has established a Disaster Relief Fund. If you would like to contribute to this fund, you may make an online contribution  or write a check payable to the City College Fund and send it to:
City College Fund
166 Shepard Hall
Convent Ave, New York, NY  10031
Please write "Relief Fund" in the memo line.

    We are thankful to have been able to serve our wider community and our city by providing an emergency shelter for those in need. And we are very grateful for all the help we are getting from students, faculty and staff who are working so diligently, caringly and creatively to help those in need in the wake of this devastating event. 

Lisa S. Coico 

The Aftermath

    All of us have been affected in some way by the tragic events surrounding Hurricane Sandy. We may have been impacted directly, and if not, we likely know others who have been touched by this disaster. Here is some information that can help. It is normal for us to experience a multitude of emotions: anxiety, sadness, anger, and the feeling of vulnerability, among others. We may have problems sleeping, concentrating or eating. For most of us, these responses subside naturally with the passage of a little time. There is no right or wrong way to respond to trauma; any reaction you have is valid. Be accepting of your own feelings and reactions as well as those of others. 

CCNY CityServ

        Find out more opportunities about relief efforts and other Community Service events via the CCNY CityServ website and Newsletters.

        CityServ is the Office of Student Life and Leadership's iniative to participate in a wide range of programs and activities to serve the surrounding communities. Through the act of volunteering and donating our time and efforts, we are able to impact and bring to life unfamiliar, unrepresnted and underfunded communities who otherwise may easily be forgotten. It is our duty to help revive troubled areas and individuals. Help us by developing new programs, taking part in all types of events and taking time to give back to the community that can really use our support. As we say in the office: "People don't care how much you know- until they know how much you care"

Website Link: CCNY CityServ
An electrical worker fixes wiring at a substation in Hoboken, N.J., as surrounding neighborhoods remain without power because of damage caused by  Sandy.
Part of a home rests upside-down in Seaside Heights, N.J. on Oct. 31 after superstorm Sandy made landfall in New Jersey. The rest of the home sat away from its original spot and in the middle of a street.
Sal Conte cleans up the damage from the storm surge of Hurricane Sandy in the New Dorp Beach neighborhood of Staten Island, New York.
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