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Hurricane Michael Update and Support Efforts

Rollins Community,

In an effort to support those impacted by Hurricane Michael, the Center for Leadership & Community Engagement is working closely with local and national organizations to provide relief where it is most needed. During this time, we recognize that our campus community may be eager to assist and would like to offer the following opportunities:

Monetary Support:

We want to take this time to gently remind folks that in the immediate aftermath of natural disasters such ashurricanes, cash donations are the most effective way to support survivors.

  • The American Red Cross and The Salvation Army are providing shelter and supplies to those impacted by Hurricane Michael and continue to support communities in North and South Carolina.
  • The Florida Disaster Fund is taking donations to assist the victims of Hurricane Michael. You can text DISASTER to 20222 to provide a one-time $10 donation or Disaster25 for a $25 donation.
  • The Disaster Recovery Network at GlobalGivingconnects donors to vetted local charities after a disaster and has recently launched the Hurricane Michael Relief Fund.
  • To donate to other opportunities or find out more about potential nonprofit organizations offering support, go

Direct Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida is seeking volunteers to sort and pack food items that will be sent to those impacted by Hurricane Michael. 
  • Clean the World is a local organization seeking volunteers to build hygiene kits that will be sent to those impacted by Hurricane Michael. They are hosting a hygiene kit build at their warehouse on Thursday, October 18 from 5:30pm to 7:30pmSign-up here to participate with the Rollins College Bonner Leaders (transportation provided). Additional volunteer opportunities can be found on their website.
  • Volunteer Florida is seeking volunteers to work with disaster response organizations in Florida.

Other Hands-On Support Efforts:

  • Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida is collecting non-perishable food items to send to the areas impacted by the Hurricane. The Center for Leadership & Community Engagement has set up food donation boxes in the campus center near the front entrance and outside of the C-Store to collect donations. Click here for a list of needed food items.
  • OneBlood is seeking eligible blood donors to donate now and help ensure a consistent blood supply for Florida and other areas directly impacted. While all blood times are needed, there is an increased need for platelet donations.
  • Airbnb is looking for hosts with housing available in the Florida Panhandle.

If you are aware of other opportunities to support communities dealing with the recovery efforts, please let us know at We’d also ask that if you plan on facilitating any relief efforts or fundraisers, please contact us so that we can provide appropriate guidance and needs.

Keep an eye on the CLCE Facebook page as well as your email for upcoming opportunities. Always remember that you can create your own good in the community simply by supporting your neighbors, local businesses, and friends! 

An Engaged Campus

“An engaged campus is one that is consciously committed to reinvigorating the democratic spirit and community engagement in all aspects of its campus life: students, faculty, staff and the institution itself. The engaged campus recognizes that knowledge cannot be separated from the purposes to which it is directed. The engaged campus is not just located within a community, it is intimately connected to the public purposes and aspirations of community life itself. The engaged campus is unable to separate its unique responsibility for the development of knowledge, from the role of knowledge in a democratic society to form the basis for social progress and human equality.”
— Campus Compact

Mission Statement
CLCE inspires action and cultivates positive social change through leadership development and community engagement.
Vision Statement
A community committed to educating and empowering global citizens, responsible leaders, and lifelong learners.