Bookstore Leads Drive for Puerto Rico Relief Efforts

Puerto Rico Relief Efforts

The Sherman College Bookstore collected hundreds of items to send to Puerto Rico as part of relief efforts following Hurricane Maria, a Category 4 hurricane that affected millions, including some of our own Sherman College community and their extended family and friends.

“I’m overwhelmed with the outpouring of generosity from our faculty, staff, students, and administration,” said Bookstore/Mailroom Manager Angela Thrift. “Sherman College prides itself on fostering a family atmosphere, so when Hurricane Maria ripped through Puerto Rico and so many of our Sherman family were affected, it seemed only natural that we, as a Sherman community, would want to help in some way. We are very pleased to be sending 17 boxes of items for the Hurricane Maria Relief Efforts on behalf of the Sherman College family.”

Items collected included diapers, baby wipes, insect repellent, band-aids, bandages, baby foods, canned goods, clothing, batteries, feminine supplies, toiletries, washcloths and more. For every 10 cans of food or baby food donated, individuals received a gift certificate to the bookstore for 15% off their next purchase.  The Bookstore shipped items out in early December to the Sovereign Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Puerto Rico, with thanks to Anatomy Lab Manager Dr. Edgardo Rivera, who offered us this connection. The lodge will serve as the college’s point of contact for distributing the items at no cost to those who need them.