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Message from Dr. Gaba regarding Puerto Rico and Mexico Natural Disasters

To Our College Community:

Just two weeks ago, I sent an email to the college community regarding the devastation in Texas and Florida because of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Recovery is ongoing and many continue to be without electricity and basic needs.
Today, our thoughts and prayers also go out to the people of Puerto Rico and Mexico because of the devastation due to the recent natural disasters.

The New York Times reported that “five days after Hurricane Maria tore through Puerto Rico, bisecting the entire island, the U.S. territory is in the grips of a serious, life-threatening crisis, with humanitarian aid getting in far more slowly than is needed. The island is running short on food, fuel, and access to clean water and there’s limited communications, which means some communities have received no information about the rescue efforts underway. Among the greatest threats is the continuing lack of power throughout much of the island, after nearly the entire power grid was knocked offline during the storm (about 80 percent of the transmission infrastructure was destroyed)”.

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A message from Dr. Gaba regarding Hurricane Disaster Relief

To Our College Community:

Our thoughts and prayers go out to our colleagues, friends and families who have been impacted by hurricanes in both Texas and Florida. Many have suffered heartbreaking losses. It will take quite some time for many communities to rebuild as they are still assessing the horrific devastation. Many families and students are now homeless, and many are unable to continue to go to college at this time.

There are a number of organizations that are helping people through this difficult time such as The American Red Cross. https://www.redcross.org/donate/donation Continue reading