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October 23, 2017

Supplies sought for Puerto Rico hurricane relief

October 2, 2017

Supplies sought for Puerto Rico hurricane relief

Topic: Campus News

Several drop-off locations have been set up across the University of Michigan campus to gather supplies for those affected by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.

Unless otherwise specified, the drop-off sites will be open until Oct. 12 for supplies. The locations and times for drop-off are:

• Center for Engineering Diversity & Outreach, Lurie Engineering Center, 1221 Beal Ave. Suite 1108, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

• College of Engineering Office of Student Affairs, 143 Chrysler Center, Tuesday and Thursday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

• Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives, 3009 Student Activities Building, weekdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

• Program in Biomedical Sciences Lounge, 2960 Taubman, Health Sciences Library, Oct. 3 and 5 (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.) and Oct. 4 and 11 (6 p.m. to 8 p.m.).

• Michigan League, 911 N. University Ave., Room D (Oct. 7) and Room B (Oct. 8), 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

• Neuroscience Graduate Program, 4137 Undergraduate Science Building, 204 Washtenaw Ave., Oct. 2, 3, 5, 9 and 10, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

• School of Kinesiology, 555 S. Forest St., garden level, and Room 4100 Observatory Lodge, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

• School of Public Health, 1415 Washington Heights, lobby, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

• Center for Social Epidemiology, SPH building, 1415 Washington Heights, second floor, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The following items are needed to help those who have lost their homes in Puerto Rico:

• Batteries (especially sizes C and D)

• Portable water purification

• Solar lanterns and light sticks

• Solar cell-phone chargers

• Battery or solar-powered radios

• Construction tools and materials

• Mosquito repellant

• Disinfecting wipes and hand sanitizer

• Power inverters

• Tampons, pads and liners

• Toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss, mouthwash, deodorant, and shampoo and conditioner

• Canned goods (Spam, corned beef, tuna, chicken, etc.)

• Canned beans (kidney, pink, black, white, chickpea)

• Canned vegetables (corn, greens, carrots, etc.)

• Bottled water

• Canned baby formula and baby food, and adult or baby diapers

This list of relief efforts may be updated as necessary.

Comments

J. B.
on 10/03/17 at 8:06 am

I plan on donating, but I can't help but wonder what the plans are to get the stuff to the island.

Rose Figueroa
on 10/03/17 at 9:09 am

Is a common question and the main reason why not everyone does this huge initiatives. Takes a lot of time, effort and many logistics. No need to worry though, we got everything set and we have contingency plans. Long story short they will be received at a military base in New York and sent through a vetted non-profit called Puerto Rican Institute.

For more info please go to Puertoricorises.com/annarbor

Rose Figueroa
on 10/03/17 at 9:10 am

* Puerto Rican Family Institute.

J. B.
on 10/03/17 at 9:22 am

Fantastic. Thank you!

Sofía Ondina
on 10/03/17 at 11:15 am

Hi, I'm a student from PR and would love to help with the handling of the supplies, email me!

Amilcar Matos-Moreno
on 10/03/17 at 11:29 am

Hi Sofia, we are in need of volunteers so is great you are available. You can email me at amatosmo@umich.edu and we can get you on onboard. Thanks!!

L Miller
on 10/03/17 at 11:23 am

This is wonderful - I will be donating, and I'm passing the information around my department.

Julie Leach
on 10/03/17 at 11:23 am

Are there any area's at the hospital that we can bring items to? I remember dropping off cases water to the receiving dock?

Amilcar Matos-Moreno
on 10/03/17 at 11:36 am

Hi Julie, unfortunately we don't have a drop off location at the hospital itself. However, there are couple of locations near the hospital where you can bring the items. The closest to the hospital are:
School of Public Health, 1415 Washington Heights, at lobby, Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Program in Biomedical Sciences Lounge, 2960 Taubman, Health Sciences Library
Thanks for you support.

Claudia P
on 10/14/17 at 9:39 am

I want to buy some solar cellphone chargers to send. Can you tell me which ones we should buy?

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