CUNY Works: Volunteering for Sandy’s Victims

Written by NYPress on . Posted in News Our Town, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit.


Squads of students spent Saturday, Nov. 17, helping with cleanup and solace after . Leading the College of Staten Island’s effort was alumna and graduate student Mary Beth Melendez, who is blind. CNN journalist Anderson Cooper had met her after the storm, when she was bringing homemade food to those in need. On Saturday, she and some 20 CSI students, faculty and staff delivered turkeys that his show provided; tape was to air Wednesday, Nov. 21, at noon on Fox 5.

In the , students from several CUNY campuses wearing special “CUNY Works” T-shirts cleared wreckage, did demolition and spread the word about relief efforts to businesses in part of Council Member James Sanders Jr.’s district. The team included students from the and the CUNY . They traveled from Manhattan in a double-decker tour bus arranged by .

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