Funds to be Reallocated
September 27, 2001, many students on campus donated their meals
for an all-campus fast benefiting the victims of the September 11th
attacks. It was calculated that over 700 students participated in
this event, donating a total of $3,200. This fast was organized
and coordinated by Tzedek, a Jewish social justice group on campus,
as well as a new group called Hunger for Justice.
Originally, the American Red Cross was designated as the benefactors
of this fundraiser because they appeared to be in immediate need
of rescue funds. However when the money later became available to
use, we assessed the needs of Red Cross and concluded that there
were other organizations that better targeted those in need.
Therefore, we will be donating the money to the Community Service
Society of New York by way of The New York Times 9/11 Fund
rather than the American Red Cross. This fund was created in response
to the tragic events of 9/11 by The New York Times to aid victims/survivors
of the Trade Center catastrophe. The Community Service Society of
New York is a not-for-profit organization that relies on the
generosity of private donors to help transform the lives of our
citys underprivileged individuals, families and children.
CSS of NY is one of ten designated agencies that receive money from
this fund, which was established to provide cash assistance to people
in the tri-state area.
Peter Goldsmith, Dean of Students, as well as other faculty members
have approved this proposal. Comments to changing the designated
organization from the American Red Cross to the Community Service
Society of NY may be sent to OCMR boxes 1667 or 3016.
on behalf of Tzedek