GAINESVILLE – Santa Fe College is collecting supplies this week that are needed for people who were severely impacted by Hurricane Ian.

Santa Fe is partnering with Lake City’s Florida Gateway College to send the needed supplies to sister Florida College System institution State College of Florida – Manatee Sarasota. There are at least 50 employees of that college who have lost everything in the aftermath of the hurricane.

“The Santa Fe College community has always risen to the occasion to support those in need,” Santa Fe President Paul Broadie II, Ph.D. said. “I encourage everyone who has the ability, to support our effort to provide aid to those in need.”

All week long, Santa Fe is collecting valuable supplies that can be used to support communities impacted by the storm. The following items are needed: toothpaste, toothbrushes, paper towels, diapers, soap, socks, bleach, cleaning supplies, hand wipes, hairbrushes, T-shirts, flashlights, batteries, sunscreen, feminine products, deodorant, dog food, cat food and tarps.

On Monday, Oct. 10, Florida Gateway College will be bringing one of their semi-trucks in the college’s CDL program to Santa Fe College to collect the additional supplies before heading to the area impacted by the storm.

Santa Fe College will put updates on the college’s SF Alerts page – sfcollege.edu/alerts – with information on drop-off locations on the Northwest Campus and Santa Fe centers across Alachua and Bradford counties.

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