The recent rash of hurricanes has caused extensive damage to lives and property in the United States. Relief efforts were started by the US Government and other organizations such as American Red Cross and Americares to address the needs of those who have been impacted by these events. Lincoln Tech employees and students from campuses around the country have contributed to these efforts. Here are just some of the many examples:
Allentown, PA Campus— For Hurricane Harvey relief, the campus organized a dress down day and donation event. They raised $450.00 which went to the Salvation Army, specifically tagged for Hurricane Harvey relief. When Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, the campus tied their fundraiser to their Fall Barbeque, allowed students to dress down that day and asked for donations. This round of donations came to $552.00 which was donated to Habitat for Humanity in Puerto Rico. The campus raised nearly $1000.00 for those most in need in just a few short days.
East Windsor, CT Campus—Food, supplies and cash were collected and donated to Americares. The campus chose Americares for three reasons: its location (their home operation is in Stamford), its mission of helping those in need, and the organization’s outstanding overall score (97%) on Charity Navigator.
Grand Prairie, TX Campus—Students, faculty and staff donated food, water and other supplies directly to the city of Houston. They coordinated their drive with a local church, adding two pickup trucks full of supplies to the two semi’s the church drove down to Houston.
Mahwah, NJ Campus—The students and campus staff collected batteries, diapers, canned and dry food, and multiple hygiene products, and made sure that all collected items were shipped directly to those in need in Puerto Rico. They also raised close to $1,000.
Melrose Park, IL Campus—The campus hosted a blood drive that was planned and run by their Medical Assisting Department. A total of 59 students donated, and 38 units were successfully obtained. One pint of blood can save up to three lives, so everyone was very pleased with the results.
Paramus, NJ Campus—A Penny Drive is scheduled the first week in November. They’ve done Penny Drives the past four years for a variety of causes, each time raising over $1,000. They are looking forward to another successful event and will send the money to hurricane relief.
South Plainfield, NJ Campus—The campus did a few different things to raise money. They held a “jeans day,” where students donated $5 in exchange for the chance to dress down for a day. They also reduced the price of their Diesel National Event tickets to increase attendance, with the goal of raising money. In total, the campus sent almost $2,000 to the American Red Cross. The Red Cross was chosen for their involvement with both Houston and Puerto Rico hurricane relief.
Union, NJ Campus—Money, food, and supplies were collected and given to the Sanctuary of North Brunswick.
In addition, Lincoln Tech’s Corporate Office in West Orange, NJ collected money, food and other supplies which were donated to the Sanctuary of North Brunswick and the city of Perth Amboy to support their drives, along with the Feeding Texas organization.
At Lincoln Tech, our focus is on caring about our students, their futures, and their communities. In this time of crisis, Lincoln’s campuses were happy to participate, and thank everyone who gave for their outpouring of generosity.