Hurricane relief efforts being organized at Princeton

As communities across the East Coast continue to recover from Hurricane Sandy, Princeton University faculty, staff and students are helping organize relief efforts for affected individuals.

A Hurricane Sandy supplies drive will collect nonperishable food, clothing, blankets and other items through Nov. 16. Donation bins are located at: the Center for Jewish Life; Dillon Gym; Engineering Quad, Room 232; Frist Campus Center; Murray-Dodge Hall; Maclean House; 200 Elm; the residential college dining halls; and the laundry rooms inside Spelman, Patton and Dod halls. Supplies will be delivered throughout Princeton, Trenton and Keyport, N.J., as well as Staten Island, N.Y.

The Pace Center for Civic Engagement is working with various University offices and community groups to coordinate student volunteer opportunities. Students may visit the Pace Center website or Princeton University "Sandy Relief" Facebook group for information on how they may help storm-ravaged areas as it becomes available. Student organizations also may contact the Pace Center if they are interested in organizing hurricane aid events on campus.

In addition to aiding nearby communities, the University also is assisting faculty and staff affected by the hurricane. The Office of Human Resources is a resource for employees seeking assistance for such issues as displacement from their homes, financial hardships due to the storm, assistance with child or elder care, or concerns about medical insurance. For more information, employees should contact 609-258-3300 or

Updates will be posted on individual department websites as more efforts and events are organized.