Holy Cross Student Government Association Contributes to Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts

December 5th, 2012 by David Cotrone ’13


Students observe a moment of silence for Hurricane Sandy victims before the tournament. Image by Matthew Atanian

The Student Government Association (SGA) has organized several events on campus to support relief efforts in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

On Monday, Dec. 3, the SGA co-sponsored a 3 vs. 3 student/faculty basketball tournament. With a buy-in of $3 per person, all proceeds directly funded vital relief efforts.  There was also a collection of canned goods and donations taken at the event. 

In addition, in the Hogan Lobby this week, the SGA will allow students to write cards to families that will be living in shelters due to the storm during the holiday season. They will also co-sponsor a benefit concert on Friday, Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. The headliner of the concert will be Sam James, a Worcester native and contestant on the hit TV show “The Voice.” Students are asked to bring a monetary donation or canned goods for entry.

“We wanted to get involved with Hurricane Sandy relief efforts because we saw an area of our country in need and knew that we had the resources to help,” explains Paul Misci ’13, co-chair of SGA. “Many of our students are from the tri-state area and have been, or know people who were, deeply affected by this disaster.”

While donations are welcome, Misci explains that SGA would also like to increase campus awareness of the damage that the storm has caused. “In addition to raising funds and supplies we would also like to raise awareness that students in our classes, maybe even a close friend, may have been affected by the storm,” he says.

 The Holy Cross Student Government is an on-campus organization elected by and representative of the student body. As an institution, SGA is committed to the maintenance and improvement of student facilities, programming initiatives, events, services, and community at the College.

For more information contact sga@g.holycross.edu.

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