Georgia colleges work on Hurricane Maria & Mexico earthquake relief efforts

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Georgia colleges work on Hurricane Maria & Mexico earthquake relief efforts

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Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
People arrive in West Palm Beach, Florida, from Puerto Rico on Tuesday, Sep. 26, 2017. The Eagles Wings Foundation led a rescue mission that transported elderly nursing home patients and some family members to safety after Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico. (Calla Kessler / The Palm Beach Post)

Several University System of Georgia campuses are working on ways to help those impacted by Hurricane Maria and the recent earthquake in Mexico.

Here’s a breakdown of the efforts, according to system officials:

  • Armstrong State University: The university’s Hispanic Outreach and Latino club at Armstrong is planning a tamale fish fundraiser next Tuesday. All of the funds will be evenly distributed to Puerto Rico and Mexico.
  • Georgia Tech: Students and faculty have set up locations on campus to drop off items for relief efforts in Puerto Rico. The locations include the registrar’s office and the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs. For more information, go to https://diasporapresente.wixsite.com/diasporapresente
  • Savannah State University: It’s International Education Center is partnering with a downtown coffee shop to send items donated items to Mexico and Puerto Rico. 
As President Trump plans to head to Puerto Rico next month, new help is on the way to Hurricane victims.
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