Employees of UConn health have gather resources to support the affected families that were hit by the Hurricane Sandy. They started a successful food and clothing drive. Over 300 boxes were filled with food items, bottled water and winter clothing. The results of this drive was so successful and overwhelming that the employees from the health center have extended the deadline. The packages will be delivered to the Connecticut Food bank and the Salvation Army and then distributed to the families in need.
According to the Connecticut Light and power, over 625,000 business and residents lost power after the storm that hit on October 30th. Now, over a month later, the reconstruction is still not finished and the residents continue to rebuild the damages. Organizations like Red Cross and Salvation Army works closely with many Food Banks to provide critical lifesaving services.