UofM Graduate Students Helping Rescue Efforts in Puerto Rico
On September 20th, Puerto Rico was hit by one of the most powerful hurricanes it has ever endured. The natural disaster left the people of Puerto Rico without food, clean water, shelter and power. Puerto Rico is in a public health crisis and the Graduate School is pleased to share that UofM Graduate Students are committed to helping. The Public Health Student Association (PHSA) is launching a disaster relief drive by collecting supplies, canned food, clothes, bed sheets and anything that would help. Donations are being collected in 106 Robison Hall on Monday, Wednesday, or Friday between 9 am- 1 pm through October 20th . This effort highlights the outstanding leadership qualities that UofM students exhibit in giving back and helping communities in need. "We are all drivers for change, and it takes compassion and effort to make things happen. Memphis is driven by doing, and we are here for Puerto Rico! ", said Andrea Jacobo, PHSA President. "We are inspired by the leadership and compassion shown by our Public Health graduate students," commented Dr. Marian Levy, DrPH, RD, FAND, Professor and Interim Associate Dean of the School of Public Health at the University of Memphis.