SF, Gateway collect supplies for sister college

Santa Fe College and Florida Gateway College
Gainesville's Santa Fe College and Lake City's Florida Gateway College. (File photos)

Two local colleges are collecting supplies for a sister Florida College System institution’s employees who lost everything in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian.  

Gainesville’s Santa Fe College and Lake City’s Florida Gateway College are teaming to gather donations for the State College of Florida–Manatee Sarasota which has 50 employees who were devastated by last week’s storm. The school has campuses in Bradenton, Venice and Lakewood Ranch.

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

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This week, SF is collecting supplies that can be used to support communities impacted by the storm. The needed items include: 

  • 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
  • tarps

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

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

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