‘Gamecocks Sandstorm for Sandy’ pairs with Red Cross
The University of South Carolina will host “Gamecocks Sandstorm for Sandy,” a fundraiser for the victims of Hurricane Sandy, on Friday, Nov. 2, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in front of the Russell House.
In a multilateral partnership with the university, Student Government and MyCarolina, students will raise money for the Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. Friday’s event is planned as the first of several fundraisers to aid the relief effort, according to Spencer Scott, a second-year business management student and creator of Gamecocks Sandstorm for Sandy. Cash donations will be accepted, as well as donations using Carolina Cash.
Scott is also working with the Red Cross to create a USC-themed website that will allow people to donate online.
“Thirty-five percent of students here at Carolina are out-of-state,” Scott said. “New Jersey, which was the worst hit, is the fifth largest feeder state to our university. Unfortunately, many students have lost their homes, and a few have been unable to reach their parents because of infrastructure damage.”
--— Compiled by Caroline Baity, Assistant News Editor