Students, Faculty Collect Supplies to Help Hurricane Victims


Students and faculty from the School of Aging Studies, College of Behavioral and Community Sciences, and the College of Engineering have responded to a call for help from the Florida Health Care Association and collected supplies to send to the northern Florida counties devastated by Hurricane Michael.

Several nursing homes were so badly damaged that they remain closed months after the hurricane struck the Panhandle of Florida with 155-mph winds. The supplies, including non-perishable food, bedding, cleaning supplies, and person hygiene item, will go to help nursing home residents and the staff of the damaged facilities. They will be combined with supplies collected from nursing home employees in the Tampa area to be delivered for the Thanksgiving holiday. For information about how to donate, go to