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Foundation Establishes Sandy Relief Fund for Atlantic Cape Students; Apply Here by Nov. 23

November 2, 2012

The Atlantic Cape Community College Foundation has established the Sandy Relief Fund for Atlantic Cape Students to collect emergency funds for Atlantic Cape Community College students affected by Hurricane Sandy.

More than 1,900 Atlantic Cape students live on the barrier island communities assaulted by the storm on Oct. 29. Student evacuees are now returning to devastating conditions—wrecked homes and vehicles, and destroyed computer equipment, school supplies and textbooks.

The Sandy Relief Fund for Atlantic Cape Students will provide assistance for students who need to replace books, computer equipment, clothing and food, and to cover commuting costs and other necessities.

“The Atlantic Cape Community College Foundation is grateful to all who can help our students who have been impacted by Hurricane Sandy,” Diane McKoy of Mays Landing, Atlantic Cape Foundation president, said.

To make a donation to the Sandy Relief Fund for Atlantic Cape Students, visit www.atlantic.edu/relief or send a check payable to the Atlantic Cape Community College Foundation to:

Sandy Relief Fund for Atlantic Cape Students

Atlantic Cape Community College Foundation

341 Court House-South Dennis Road

Cape May Court House, NJ 08210-1972

For additional information, contact Dr. Patricia Gentile, executive director, Atlantic Cape Foundation, at 609-463-4507 or pgentile@atlantic.edu.

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Students affected by the historic storm are encouraged to apply for relief aid to replace books, computer equipment, clothing and food lost to the hurricane, and to cover commuting costs and other necessities, including lost wages from work due to business closure.

To be considered for relief aid, a student must be enrolled and actively attending Atlantic Cape during the Fall 2012 semester and apply by Nov. 23.

At this time, the maximum amount per initial claim per student is $200.

Students interested in applying for relief can contact Kenya Goods at 609-625-1111 ext. 5279 or kgoods@atlantic.edu, to complete an application.