Hurricane Harvey

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York ASB 2018

Students accomplish variety of tasks during alternative spring break in Texas

Penn State York students participating in an alternative spring break this week in Texas have shared a few photos as their experience is coming to a close. The York group, consisting of 10 students and two chaperones, joined students and staff from five other Penn State campuses for a week of disaster-relief work in areas ravaged by Hurricane Harvey.
York ASB3 2018

York ASB3 2018

Ninive Robles-Flores, left, and Shireen Elayan, right, both Penn State York students, help out at the Cathedral Church in Beauumont, Texas, which serves as the host site for volunteers doing disaster-relief work.

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.