In the Aftermath of Superstorm Sandy

Superstorm Sandy Relief

 The Stony Brook Hardship Fund is a resource for faculty, staff, and students, who are impacted by Superstorm Sandy and the recent nor'easter. 

How You Can Help 

The Stony Brook Hardship Fund, which was established through the Employee Assistance Program (EAP), can help Stony Brook University Community members affected by a sudden and unexpected event. Historically, this Fund has only been available to faculty and staff. However, President Stanley has opened it to students in need as well. For application details and a complete list of all the resources available to you, please visit EAP's site or call their office at (631) 632-6085.

It's important to note that the Hardship Fund is entirely dependent on contributions from members of our campus community and is part of our It's About Us Faculty/Staff Campaign. Contributions can be made online or by sending a check payable to:

The Stony Brook Foundation, Hardship Fund (Account Number: 296240)
Stony Brook Foundation Business Office
230 Administration Bldg. Zip 1188

You can also make a gift to the Hardship Fund via payroll deduction » 
After "Designation" on page, type "Hardship Fund."


Visit the SBU Alumni Association Facebook page or LinkedIn group (or Tweet to @stonybrookalum) to let your University community know how you're doing. Let your fellow alumni know if you have resources and advice to share with other Seawolves who are without power, Internet, transportation, or basic needs.

Give Blood:

Stony Brook University Hospital Blood Bank is located on the main level of the hospital (Level 5) near the main hospital elevators, in Suite 5000. Visitors should park in the Hospital parking garage. Donors receive free parking.

Hours of Operation

To accommodate donors, we strongly encourage that appointments be made in advance by calling the Blood Bank directly. The Blood Bank is open six days a week as follows:
Monday-Friday, 7:45 AM to 8 PM
Saturday, 8:45 AM to 4 PM

To make an appointment that is convenient for you, please call the Blood Bank at (631) 444-DONATE (444-3662) or 444-2634. Please let us know if you need a language interpreter or require any other accommodations.

Off-campus Organizations: 

American Red Cross - Greater New York Region
Recruiting volunteer healthcare professionals and accepting donations. Visit, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. 

Salvation Army USA
The Salvation Army is accepting donations for Hurricane Sandy relief here.

Occupy Sandy
Occupy Sandy is a coordinated relief effort to help distribute resources and volunteers to help neighborhoods and people affected by Hurricane Sandy.  Donatevolunteer, or locate a shelter.