Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Supporting Students in an Emergency

Last year, I served on the Emergency Management Team for a local shelter. Thankfully, the shelter was not needed, but I felt a sense of personal reward by serving on the committee. I also learned much about emergency response and management. If you are interested in making a difference in the lives of students, the opportunity below might be right for you.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at 12:00 p.m.
Building 1, J.J. Daniel Hall, President's Conference Room, Room 2800
Once again, UNF will be working with the Red Cross to adopt a local emergency shelter. This year it will be Atlantic Coast High School, located at 9735 RG Skinner Parkway. In cases of hurricanes or similar emergencies, this shelter would be used to house UNF students who are being evacuated from our residence halls. In situations such as this, the shelter would be operated by staff from the UNF student housing department. When there are no students on campus or when the disaster doesn't affect our campus, under agreement with the Red Cross, UNF would send members of our staff and faculty as volunteers to open and help operate the shelter for local community members.

Faculty and staff interested in learning more about serving as a volunteer for the shelter, are invited to an informational meeting at noon Wednesday, Aug. 17, in Building 1, Daniel Hall, President's Conference Room, Room 2800. Those who will attend should call ahead to make sure there is enough food ordered for lunch at (904) 620-2500. If you are interested in the possibility of volunteering but can't attend the meeting, call and leave your name and contact information. 
Contact: The President's Office at or (904) 620-2500

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