The SUNY Oneonta team members also offered emotional support to victims, listening to their stories and sifting through debris to help save family photos and other personal items, the release said.
The relief mission was the first of several being planned through the SUNY Oneonta’s Center for Social Responsibility and Community.
The ORC organized several fund-raising events that netted nearly $900 to help finance relief trips.
Also, across campus, groups and individuals donated food and supplies for storm victims. The CSRC collected several carloads full of nonperishable foods, flashlights, batteries, sleeping bags, diapers, school supplies and other items, and students and staff delivered the donations to downstate nonprofit organizations for distribution to those in need, the release said.