Saints Collect, Deliver Clothing for Hurricane Victims
Nov. 8: When the bus departs for the St. Lawrence University football team's game with the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy tomorrow, there will be one more vehicle in the travel party than usual: a jam-packed U-Haul truck. This truck will be full of clothing collected for victims of Hurricane Sandy, and delivered to the Red Cross on Long Island on Saturday morning.
The Saints, who kick-off in the annual Hoffman Cup game with the Mariners at 1:00pm on Saturday, stacked up over 100 bags of clothing and supplies, and also collected a monetary donation of $600 for the Red Cross.
"I really want to thank assistant coach Tom Blumenauer and John Muldowney from the law firm of Fischer, Bessette, Muldowney and Hunter, as they really sparked this effort to help New Yorkers get through this tremendously difficult time," said St. Lawrence head coach Mark Raymond. "On behalf of our program, I have to say thank you to everyone who made a donation. It truly shows how special our campus and local community truly are."
The Red Cross had identified clothing as a priority item following the devastating Hurricane that left millions without power along the Atlantic coast. Though the Hurricane's effects did not reach the North Country as the forecast had once predicted, residents in Upstate New York are no stranger to challenging weather.
"People in our area can understand, thanks to the ice storm in the 1990's, what some of these people are suffering through," added Coach Raymond. "Our goal is to offer them something some hope at a time they need it most.