Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York


Updated: 2/28/14

As part of our Season of lent programming

Saturday, April 12th: Sandy Saturday with Habitat for Humanity in the Rockaways
Join us for another Sandy Saturday! The Office of Campus Ministry will coordinate and host a Sandy Saturday with Habitat for Humanity in the Rockaways on Saturday, April 12th from 8 am-5 pm. There is a limit of 28 volunteers, so please only sign up if you truly intend to participate.

REGISTRATION OPEN: Sign up to volunteer for Sandy Saturday here...

The devastation of Hurricane Sandy and its effects have lingered, exposing many of our pre-existing challenges in New York. However, despite the many challenges, those affected by the storm have begun the recovery process and are well along their way. The Fordham University worked hard to respond, offering the gifts and talents of our community members to assist with the needs put forward by our community partners and the larger community. It is our hope to offer the above program of remembrance and service to remember not only what was lost – but to also be attentive to how we were able to respond and how we are continually called to the work of service and justice throughout the world.

  On behalf of the following organizations, we gratefully thank you for your montetary donations:
Habitat for Humanity Westchester
Operation Blessing
St. Francis de Sales Parish,  Belle Harbor
Guardian Angel Parish, Brighton Beach
Catholic Charities, Brooklyn/Queens

Many thanks to our Fall semester and Spring semester Habitat volunteers-
January 26-22 attended
February 9-only the Blizzard attended
February 23-36 attended
March 9- 20 attended
March 23-42 attended
April 6-76 attended
April 20 - 38 attended

Over 400 Volunteers have participated in the Formal Sandy Solidarity 2012-2013 programs since its inception last semester!

November 16th, 2013 - 22 attended
April 12th- Sign up today!
New community partnerships are in development, check back soon for updated information.

Click here to learn more...

Sandy Solidarity in the News:

Sandy Volunteers  
Joan Cavanagh, Campus Ministry, and Thomas Dunn, Vice President for Administration,  present a $5,000 check to Jim Killoran .
  Thank you for your generous donations!



Volunteer with Fordham University

Volunteers are needed at all of the Tri-State area's many distribution centers, as well as for cleanup in the most devastated areas.
Students, staff, faculty, administration, alumni and family of the previous are all welcome and encouraged to participate.  


REGISTRATION open: Fordham sandy saturday will be offered april 12th

                       Habitat for Humanity Project: Breezy Point, Far Rockaway
  Assisting families through damaged goods and gutting homes.
8:00am-5:00pm (limited number of volunteer spots available)

REGISTRATION OPEN: To sign up, please register here...

( If the link above does not work, paste the following address into your web browser:

For any questions contact: 

Campus Ministry

Or visit Campus Ministry in McGinley 102

For other volunteer opportunities, please click the link below to visit the Dorothy Day Center for Service and Justice's homepage:
The Dorothy Day Center for Service and Justice
Volunteer with Other Agencies Outside Fordham University

There are also other volunter agencies at work when Fordham University is not in session and volunteers are desperately needed during those times.

For more information please contact the agencies below:

Habitat for Humanity Westchester:

NYC Service: 

New York Cares:

Volunteer Agencies Seeking Volunteers

 Do you represent a Hurricane Sandy volunteer or response agency? Are you need of volunteers?

If so, please contact Fordham University to explore the possiblity of having Fordham Students Volunteer with your organization.

Please contact the Dorothy Day Center for Service and Justice at (718)817-4510 or or click the link below to visit the Dorothy Day Center for Service and Justice's homepage for more information:

Donate Funds to the Fordham University Disaster Relief Fund

As those in the Tri-state area recover from the devastation of Hurricane Sandy, members of the Fordham Family have expressed their own desires to join in the efforts and contribute to the cause. The following are organizations that we have contributed to and you can contribute to directly. They are at the forefront of relief efforts in the most devastated areas which continue to need your assistence.

Habitat for Humanity Westchester. Inc. (working in the Rockaways)
524 Main Street, New Rochelle, NY 10801


“Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens” and sent to the attention of Nina Valmonte, Director of Parish & Community Services, 191 Joralemon Street, 7th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Any of the three Campus Ministry Offices:
Rose Hill - McGinley Center 102
Lincoln Center - Lowenstein 217
Westchester - Room 133


Support from the Fordham Law School

The Leitner Center for International Law and Justice at Fordham University Law School has a number of resources to assist with outreach.
You can link to their Facebook page here.

Support from the Disaster Relief Fund

The Disaster Relief Fund is still accepting inquires. If you or someone you know has been affected by Hurricane Sandy,
please contact the Office of Campus Ministry for a confidential conversation regarding your needs at or (718)817-4501


Additonal Resources

Pray in solidarity with those affected. 
All University Liturgies and Interfaith prayer services will be offered in solidarity with those affected.
Click here for the liturgy and worship schedule...
Pastoral Counselors and CampusMinisters are available for one on one conversation.
Please call us at (718) 817-4501 or email us at

Support the extended Fordham University Community by letting us know if you, or someone you know in the Fordham Community, has been affected by Hurricane Sandy.
For a confidential conversation, please call us at (718) 817-4501 or email usat

There will be an extended period of recovery, those affected will need our support for the foreseeable future.  Together, we can do much to ease their burdens.

Faculty and Staff Chaperones Needed

Faculty and Staff are needed to serve as volunteer chaperones for upcoming Sandy Solidarity events.
If you have attended a Sandy Saturday you are eligible to be a chaperone. 
To learnmore, contact the Dorothy Day Center for Service and Justice at (718)817-4510 or or click the link below to visit the Dorothy Day Center for Service and Justice's homepage for more information:

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