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Student Government collecting donations to help Hurricane Irma victims

Student Government collecting donations to help Hurricane Irma victims

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By Timothy Fanning

Hurricane Irma victims in Pinellas County are still in desperate need of personal hygiene products, such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, shampoo and deodorant.

That’s why Student Government is partnering with the St. Petersburg Free Clinic on a food and hygiene drive to support hurricane relief efforts.

“These supplies continue to be in high demand,” said Michael Hanlon, director of external affairs for Student Government, in a written statement. “Irma heavily impacted residents throughout Florida, and especially minimum wage earners, with some seeing their source of income delayed or two to four weeks, and thus unable to acquire basic necessities.”

If you would like to help, there are three locations around campus to drop off donations: Room 1500 in the Student Life Center, Poynter Memorial Library and the University Student Center, near the front desk.

Although they are looking for travel and hotel-sized hygiene product donations, canned goods and non-perishable items are also accepted.

The drive will go through Nov. 20.


Above photo: Student Government Executive Branch | Courtesy of USFSP

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