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Lasell Staffer, Alum Lends a Hand to Storm Ravaged NJ

November 19, 2012

Tricia Culver '10 is familiar with the NJ coastline. Toms River and the Jersey Shore are part of her territory - she's met the people, seen the landscape. After Hurricane Sandy - much of that has changed and Culver, a Lasell alum and Lasell Admissions Counselor wanted to help.

Days after the storm, Culver returned to Lasell and started a grass-roots collection with the help of Lasell's Center for Community Based Learning (CCBL). The plan was to bring supplies back to affected areas of NJ the next week -- Culver would stuff them into her car. But she collected so many supplies that she had to wait.

Over the weekend Culver and volunteers packed a Lasell shuttle van full of supplies for Culver to take to the Toms River area of NJ today, Monday Nov. 19.

"This effort to bring supplies has been a huge success with the help of the CCBL. The students have branched off to do many side projects to either raise funds or donate items. At the home opener for basketball they will be selling ribbons and collecting items for hurricane relief efforts too," says Culver.

Student volunteers also assisted with the collection on campus through the CCBL.

"This was a great team effort," said Jim Tweed, Dean of Undergraduate Admissions.

Tricia and fellow Admission Counselor Chris Gray have filled up an entire van and are making their way to a shelter in New Jersey to donate the goods.

You can follow Chris & Tricia's trip to New Jersey on Lasell College's Twitter account: #LCDrive4NJ


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