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Thanks for Giving to Sandy Victims

Over the weekend, students and staff from MCC closed the deal on the delivery of hundreds of articles of clothing and blankets for victims of Hurricane Sandy, just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday.

The Middlesex Activities Crew mobilized immediately after Hurricane Sandy blew through the Eastern seaboard and began a relief drive on both our campuses two weeks ago.

Last week, they collected piles of gently-used clothing and blankets that were packaged up this weekend and delivered to the Nashua Airport fire station, who helped coordinate a weekend delivery to the hardest hit areas on the New Jersey shore.

The donation drive was capped by a live concert from Cahill in the college's city cafeteria.

Mike Rideout, from the Middlesex Student Activities Crew, said the students especially wanted to coordinate the clothing and blanket donation in time for Thanksgiving, to help the families in need start to piece their lives back together.

"We were thankful just to be able to help, and especially at this time of year, to lend a hand to someone who's never needed one as badly as they do right now, it was really fulfilling for students to know they were maknig a difference," Rideout said.

Great job, everyone!  Thanks for stepping up and lending a hand!

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Posted: Monday, November 19, 2012 10:36 AM by MCC Blog Admin


Sheri Denk said:

Congratulations to the Middlesex  Activities Crew members  and  Mike Rideout  for planning and implementing this  community and campus response.

Special thanks to those who donated the much needed items!

# November 19, 2012 11:56 AM

Jonathan Crockett said:

Thank you Mike and MAC for your efforts and success on this great project!!  This is such important and meaningful work.  

# November 19, 2012 1:03 PM

Karen Goguen said:

my aunt in queens not only lost her house, but all personal items as well as my cousin in staten island.  20 days later both areas dont have power, supply stations are in need of blankets, trash bags and kids school supplies

I'm leaving wednesday at 12 and am willing to transport anything offered.

# November 19, 2012 1:11 PM

Carina Self said:

Congrats, Mike and Crew.  As Karen's comments illustrate, your work is so important and needed.  You represent the best aspect of our MCC community!

# November 20, 2012 3:25 AM

Christine Ryan said:

I'm sure you made many people more comfortable and feeling cared for. Congratulations not only on a job well done, but for reaching out to people who really needed your help. Middlesex is lucky to have you.

# November 20, 2012 4:51 PM
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