DOTS "Fill-A-Bus" hurricane Sandy relief campaign starts Monday!

Donate batteries, flashlights and other goods to the hurricane Sandy "Fill-A-Bus" campaign in front of the Stamp Student Union

DOTS will be parking Shuttle-UM buses in front of the Adele H. Stamp Student Union from Monday, November 12, 2012 until Friday, November 16, 2012, to collect donations for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. University Relations will be contacting alumni as part of the effort and athletics will be offering reduced price tickets to a Men’s Basketball game to people who donate to the Fill-A-Bus campaign.

Campus recognizes that a big percentage of out of state students are from New York or New Jersey campus is eager to show its support during this time of need. DOTS hopes to completely “fill a bus” with donations. Donated items will be driven to a Red Cross donation point for the relief effort.

The Red Cross asks that if you can, please donate money to the Red Cross through their website. That allows them to distribute the donations in the most efficient way possible. However, if you cannot donate money, right now they are in desperate need of baby/children's supplies.  Lots of adult clothes have already been donated, please do not include them as part of your donation.

College Students may find it particularly easy to donate the following critical need items:

  • Batteries
  • Flashlights
  • Dish Soap
  • Notebooks
  • Pencils
  • Bookbags


Complete list posted today by Red Cross
Baby Items
Diapers all sizes
Pull ups
Nighttime diapers
Diaper rash
Baby wash
Baby lotion
Baby food
Baby/toddler snacks

Toys in great condition with all pieces included and preferably in ziplock bags or originals box.

Please try to divide your toys by age group ie infant - 2, 3-5, and up.

Coloring books

Stuffed animals in great condition. Nurses are bringing them to children when they are doing site visits.

Cleaning gear:
Thick Rubber Work Gloves
Duct tape
Packing tape
Heavy duty Masks
First Aid Kits
Heavy duty contractor bags
Industrial Push brooms
Industrial mops
Rubber cleaning gloves

School / Office Supplies
Blank paper

Aluminum pans
can openers
Laundry Detergent
Aluminum foil
Sandwich bags
Dish soap

Baby blankets


About DOTS:

The Department of Transportation Services will honor the mission and values of the University of Maryland by providing safe, cost effective, and innovative services which anticipate the needs of our campus community and constituents as they relate to accessing institutionally supported facilities and destinations.


Beverly Malone, Director of Communications
Department of Transportation Services





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