Dear Adelphi Community:
We would like to appeal to your generosity to help raise funds for emergency relief and community rebuilding efforts to the survivors of Supertyphoon Haiyan (Yolanda) that struck the Philippines. The Philippine government estimates that about 580,000 people have been displaced and 2 million people are in need of food and water. Most of the media and relief efforts are currently focused on Tacloban, Leyte, but there are other islands that are in dire need as well.
The Philippines is an archipelago composed of more than 7,000 islands. I came from the province of Iloilo in Panay Island, one of the islands that was in the direct path of the storm. The coastal communities in the northern part of Iloilo were severely affected and need emergency relief and community rebuilding funds. There are currently about 8,000 individuals in evacuation centers located in these coastal communities
In collaboration with Sidney Boquiren, (Chair of the Department of Music and also Filipino), and the help of the Adelphi administrative offices, we have established an account for collection of emergency relief and community rebuilding funds. Please deliver your contributions to the following collection points:
|Collection Point||Contact Person||Phone|
|Manhattan Center, Room 232||Kimberly Jackson||212.965.8340 x8356|
|Levermore Hall, Room 205||Louise Krudis||516.877.3693|
|Woodruff Hall, Room 168||Denise Borst||516.877.4261|
|Harvey Hall, Room 112||Joan Cigna||516.877.4066|
|Performing Arts Center, Room 207||Rosanne Clemen||516.877.4290|
|Hy Weinberg Center, Room 316||Maryanne Galizia||516.877.4820|
|Earle Hall B, Room 100||Richard Garner||516.877.3800|
|Swirbul Library Room 109
or Access Services Desk
|Hagedorn Hall, Room 115||Michael Chaviz||516.877.4602|
|University Center, Room 110||Rosemary Burcheri||516.877.6667|
|Social Work Building, Room 205||Patricia Durecko||516.877.4383|
|Science Building, Room 127||Roseanne Russell||516.877.4124|
|Alumnae Hall, Room 109||Jennifer Ganley||516.877.4183|
We are also looking to collaborate with student organizations. If organizations or students are interested in information about the Relief Fund or how you can collaborate to support this effort, you may contact Della Hudson (Associate Dean of Student Affairs) or Devin Thornburg (Faculty Senate Chair).
Be assured that we will update you about the crisis and we will notify you regarding how your donations have helped the region.
Thank you for your generosity.
Emilia Patricia T. Zarco,
Faculty and Chair
Department of Exercise Science, Health Studies, Physical Education and Sport Management
Faculty and Chair
Department of Music