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Law school donates supplies to main campus post-hurricane

By Oreauna Vickers | Staff Reporter
On October 19, 2018

FAMU President Larry Robinson voiced his thanks to the university's law school.
Photo courtesy of Stephanie Strong, FAMU's Information and Media Service Coordinator. 

The FAMU College of Law did not hesitate to reach out when Hurricane Michael made a mess of Leon County. Members of the law school in Orlando joined the “FAMU CARES” movement by donating dozens of cases of water and more than 350 pounds of food and other supplies, in order to help students, faculty, and others in Tallahassee who were affected by Hurricane Michael.

FAMU President Larry Robinson was appreciative of the law school’s efforts. Robinson traveled to Orlando on Wednesday to thank Interim Dean LeRoy Pernell and his staff for everything they did during Hurricane Michael.

“We’ve collected thousands of items in a very short time,” Pernell said in a release. “I know I speak for all faculty, students, and staff when I say, we remember. Just a little more than a year ago, many of us were impacted by severe weather and went without power, gas and the essentials for many days. We are delighted to help our FAMU community in this great time of need.”

Robinson did not arrive in Orlando empty handed on Wednesday.  He brought a donation of supplies for the hurricane relief drive.

“It touches our hearts to see this most generous and thoughtful donation of bottled water, personal hygiene products, canned goods, hurricane supplies, and other essential items,” Robinson said in a release. “We graciously accept these items and say thank you so much for your generosity and caring spirit. We are FAMUly.”

Also on Wednesday, as Robinson thanked the College of Law in Orlando, vans from the law school were arriving in Tallahassee on the main campus. Upon their arrival, they were greeted by members of the Marching 100, who helped unload the donated goods.

The FAMU College of Law collectively donated 150 pounds of canned dry good, 75 pounds of dry goods, 40 cases of water, 30 pounds of personal hygiene products, 20 pounds of first aid supplies and 15 pounds of batteries.

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