Monmouth University's Hurricane Sandy Relief Project
Monmouth University Served as Biggest Evacuation Center in New Jersey
Over 1,000 people were housed in the MAC and Boylan Gymnasium
Monmouth University hosted the biggest emergency evacuation center in New Jersey for residents impacted by Sandy. The Monmouth County Sheriff's Office and the Monmouth University Police Department organized and operated the center that included critical participation by emergency services groups, social/welfare organizations, and health and EMT personnel. Invaluable was the security and processing support provided by New Jersey Air Force and Army National Guard units. Click here to read more.
Due to prolonged loss of power at Pier Village, students were accommodated in temporary living accommodations in on-campus residence halls and in Anacon Hall.
A day camp was offered for school-age children (ages 5 to 13) of Monmouth University employees whose schools were closed the week of November 5-9, 2012. VP of Athletics Marilyn McNeil volunteered to run a camp from Tuesday, 11/6, through Friday, 11/9, 8:30AM to 5 PM on the second floor of the MAC. Box lunches were provided at minimal cost. Athletics staff supervised attending children.