Associated Students raise funds to help Hurricane Sandy Victims

November 24, 2012 by  

The Associated Students at California State University in Northridge recently collected funds to go towards the relief efforts on the east coast and those affected by Hurricane Sandy late last month. The donation drive kicked off on Monday, November 19 and continued for three days until November 21, right before the Thanksgiving holiday started for students at the university.

The organizers of the fundraiser, named ‘50 in 3’, hoped to raise $50,000 in the three days of the donation drive. All proceeds from the drive went to the Red Cross to assist with relief efforts on the east coast.

Sarah Garcia, a senator for the Associated Students, stated:

“It’s our attempt in giving back to all those who helped us rebuild after the Northridge earthquake. We’re asking the USU board of trustees to match our donation of at least $36,000, a dollar for every student.”

Organizations that hold fundraising events often raise awareness about their efforts through flyer printing or poster printing. Banner printing may also be used to draw attention to the event. In some instances, brochure printers may even be called upon to provide people with information about the cause.

Hurricane Sandy, which ravaged parts of the Caribbean and the U.S eastern coast late in October, caused extensive damage. The Washington Post reported that Hurricane Sandy may be ranked as the second most expensive storm to go down in United States history. The storm primarily hit hardest in the Caribbean and along the northeastern shoreline states of the United States. It is estimated that Sandy caused as much as $50m in damages.