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AU community assisting flooded Binghamton school
9/19/11

Alfred University Student Affairs and the Division of Education are teaming up to provide flood relief for families who have been devastated by the recent flooding in central New York, with a special focus on helping the more than 500 students enrolled at MacArthur Elementary School.

Located in one of the low-lying areas along the Susquehanna River, the school was inundated by the floodwaters. Classrooms and the library were completely flooded, and the school is likely to remain closed for the rest of the school year.

The students and their teachers have been relocated to other schools, but they lack needed supplies, said Kathy Woughter, who has been coordinating the relief effort for the school with Peggy Wozniak, superintendent of Binghamton City School District and an Alfred University alumna.

"Needed supplies include standard classroom materials, school supplies and office supplies," said Woughter. A list of specific items may be obtained by calling the Division of Student Affairs at 607.871.2132.

Anyone who wishes to donate is asked to drop off the materials at the Center for Student Involvement office at Powell Campus Center throughout the week.