Dear Members of the Fordham Community,
How may we respond to the suffering and privation that natural disasters inflict upon our human family? Hurricane Fiona has just devastated large parts of Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. Almost five years to the day after Hurricane Maria left death and destruction in its wake, and not having completely
recovered from it, the people of Puerto Rico are yet again facing untold grief and enormous challenges.
In looking for ways to stand in solidarity with our suffering sisters and brothers, our Fordham community wishes to begin with those closest home. Many of our students come from or have families in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. We want to first extend practical support and assistance to them in their
time of anxiety and grief. Please contact Campus Ministry, Counseling and Psychological Services, or University Health Services.
As a Catholic and Jesuit university, we are a community of faith in action. I ask that we lift up in prayer all those in the affected areas to make their struggles our own. We will also take up collections at Sunday Masses to contribute to their recovery through humanitarian relief agencies that are responding to this crisis. You may also give directly to the agencies listed below.
With gratitude for your generosity,
José Luis Salazar, S.J.
Executive Director of Campus Ministry
Agencies responding to Hurricane Fiona:
Puerto Rico National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD)
The Hispanic Federation
International Medical Corps
Diaspora for Puerto Rico
Counseling and Psychological Services
140 West 62nd Street, Room G-02
Phone: (212) 636-6225
O’Hare Hall, Basement
Phone: (718) 817-3725
Campus Center | CMCE Suite 215
Phone: (718) 817-4500
Phone: (212) 636-6267
University Health Services
Lincoln Center: (212) 636-7160
Rose Hill: (718) 817-4160