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York Santa for SOldiers 2017

Groups join forces to make the holidays brighter for soldiers in Afghanistan

Penn State York’s Blue and White Society has once again joined forces with the Penn State York Alumni Society, the Consolidated School for Business Community Service Club, and Mt. Rose Barberama for "Santa for Solders." The groups are working together to collect items, now through Nov. 11, for U.S. Army National Guard soldiers stationed in Afghanistan.
York Santa for SOldiers 2017

York Santa for Soldiers 2017

Santa's elves, Michelle Cruz, president of the Penn State York Blue and White Society, left, and Kerry Almeida, vice president, don their blue and white hats to check out the donations for the Santa for Soldiers project. Items will be sent to soldiers in the U.S. Army National Guard stationed in Afghanistan. The collection continues through Veterans Day, Nov. 11.

York Hurricane Relief Effort

We Are . . . supporting victims of Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey brought devastation to Houston, Texas, and many other towns along the Gulf Coast. For Dan Puccio, associate direct of student affairs at Penn State York, the photos on the news and social media reminded him of the catastrophic loss in New Orleans, a place he used to live and work. Although he wasn’t in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina, Puccio remembers seeing the impact on that city and its residents years later. Those memories, shared with him by friends and colleagues who lived through Katrina, inspired him to do something.
York Hurricane Relief Effort

York Hurrucane Relief Effort

Dan Puccio, right, talks with Penn State York students Ashleigh Cummings, Kerry Almeida, and Michelle Cruz, left to right, as they begin to gather items to send to the victims of Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Texas, and along the Gulf Coast.  The campus will collect items until Sept. 15, with the first wave of donations heading to Houston on Sept. 7.

Bob Lehman 2017

Campus and community shed blood for a good cause

Potentially, more than 200 lives may be saved thanks to the donors who participated in Penn State York’s Community Blood Drive in partnership with the American Red Cross and Fox 43 News on Aug. 24. There were 82 donors registered, including 27 first-time donors, and 78 pints of blood collected.