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GCC bake sale, collection drive to help N.J. borough post-hurricane

GREENFIELD — Two Greenfield Community College clubs will collect money and supplies for victims of Hurricane Sandy — specifically Highlands, N.J., the home of two GCC students.

Highlands, a New Jersey borough of 5,000 people, is the hometown of students Eric Blevin, 48, and Barbara Broussard, 49.

“(There are) hard-hit smaller towns that have not received the kind of help that the larger areas needed in the beginning,” said Abbie Jenks, adviser of the human services club and the pace, justice and environmental action alliance. “Together we have (created) a two-part way to help bring needed supplies down to that area.”

Today marks the last day of a week-long drive to collect items, which Blevin and Broussard will bring to Highlands over Thanksgiving break.

Many collection boxes around campus are filled, said Jenks. But the clubs are still seeking cleaning supplies, pet food and toiletries, she said.

And the clubs will host a bake sale in GCC’s core lobby today from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Proceeds from the sale — which will feature baked goods made by the human services club — will be donated to the American Red Cross, said Jenks.

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