Disaster Response and Recovery

Civic Engagement & Leadership Development (CELD) encourages you to choose from the following options to increase the likelihood that your actions—in the wake of incidents around the world—have a meaningful impact:

CWS Emergency Cleanup Bucket Kits

CELD is working with Boilers in Action to collect items for CWS Emergency Cleanup Bucket Kits. Emergency cleanup buckets equip people after a flood, tornado or other disaster. You can donate any of the following items by dropping them off in Krach 336 during business hours between now and September 22:


· scouring pads

· sponges, small and large

· scrub brushes

· reusable cleaning towels (e.g. Easy Wipes)

· 50 oz. OR 25 oz. bottle(s) of liquid laundry detergent

· 16-28 oz. bottles of liquid disinfectant dish soap

· 12-16 oz. bottles of household cleaner that can be mixed with water (no spray bottles)

· packages of 48-50 clothespins

· Clothesline, 50 ft. OR 100 ft.

· work gloves, cotton with leather palm or all leather

· heavy duty or contractor type 30-45 gallon trash bags on a roll

· 6-9 oz. bottle of non-aerosol insect repellent

[All cleaning items must be new – all liquid items must be capped and securely tightened.]

We will contact everyone signed onto our listserv to join us in assembling. To join our listserv, email bvn@purdue.edu

Item Drive at the Latino Cultural Center

Support Mexico: Donate to Project Paz

Project Paz and the El Paso Community Foundation are accepting donations for the victims of the 7.1 magnitude earthquake near Mexico City, which killed more than 300 people on September 19, and the 8.1 magnitude earthquake that devastated southern Mexico and killed more than 100 people on September 7. 100% of donations made through the El Paso Community Foundation and its partners in Mexico will go to help victims of the earthquakes in Chiapas, Oaxaca, Mexico City, Morelos, Puebla, and Estado de Mexico. Project Paz is working with various organizations in Mexico, including Fondo Unido México, Fundación Comunitaria de Oaxaca and Programa Companeros, through its Red de Coaliciones Comunitarias de Mexico. https://epcf.org/mxquake

Support Puerto Rico: Donate to Maria Fund

One hundred percent of monies raised will be used to support immediate relief, recovery, and equitable rebuilding in Puerto Rico for the communities hit hardest by the storm. The Fund is governed by organizations like Puerto Rico-based Taller Salud, the G8 of Caño Martín Peña, and other local, grassroots organizations. The Fund will support organizations working with these hardest hit communities in Puerto Rico. https://connect.clickandpledge.com/w/Form/cb4a3c78-5694-4324-bead-42c8ad94c1bf


Check out this Purdue student's #BoilerUp4Houston efforts to collect items, where you can also contribute to the GoFundMe to cover shipping costs: http://www.jconline.com/story/news/local/2017/09/01/purdue-student-sets-up-donation-drive-victims-hurricane-harvey/625746001/?cookies&from=global

NOTE: make sure that you work directly with local agencies if you plan to servein these communities in the coming years. Most local agencies and communities will not have the infrastructure to manage volunteers in a meaningful way for months to come, so feel free to reach out to staff in Civic Engagement & Leadership before planning your trip.

If you have any other questions, feel free to refer to this post by Iowa's Campus Compact, or give us a call at 765-496-2450. Email bvn@purdue.edu to join our listserv.

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