Pirates Pulling Together
Organizations across Seton Hall contributed to Superstorm Sandy relief efforts in many ways:
Coordinated monetary donations on the University's website (totaling $10,166.50) as well as clothing and food donations on campus to replenish the supplies of area charities.
Provided 48 hours of local and state news coverage during the storm and raised $9,535 for Sandy relief efforts during an 18-hour radio-athon held on Nov. 30.
Housing and Residence Life
Worked with campus residents to find emergency accommodations for 66 stranded and commuter students and organized activities to keep residents entertained.
Thomas E. Giordano, assistant director for emergency management, set up an emergency management center where he met repeatedly with South Orange officials and sent out messages and updates to the Seton Hall community through the Pirate Alert system.
Collected blankets, clothes, shoes and cleaning supplies and took them to local shelters in Pirate vans. The Pirates also shared their basketball courts with area teams whose facilities were damaged by the storm.
Tweets and Posts
Michael Hyland, director of Web and digital communications, kept the Seton Hall community updated by posting Pirate Alerts on social media websites and answering questions on Facebook and Twitter.
Christopher O'Brien, director of clinical education for the School of Health and Medical Sciences' department of athletic training, led a group of eight students and two faculty members to clear debris in a community on Staten Island.