Santa Fe College Partners with Florida Gateway College on Hurricane Relief

Press release from Santa Fe College

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Colleges in North Central Florida are partnering to support areas impacted by Hurricane Ian. Santa Fe College (SF) President Paul Broadie and Florida Gateway College (FGC) President Larry Barrett teamed up to host a supply drive, with the items collected heading to southwest Florida.  

Using a semitruck from FGC’s Commercial Vehicle Driving program, supplies were loaded in the truck at their main campus in Lake City before traveling to SF’s Northwest Campus in Gainesville to collect supplies gathered by the college community there. 

A dozen pallets loaded with supplies including bottled water, non-perishable food items, toiletries, cleaning supplies, pet food, and more were donated by SF and added to the supplies gathered at FGC. The truck left SF’s Northwest Campus by about 9:30 a.m. and will head to Ocala to collect more items gathered by the College of Central Florida. FGC officials expect the truck to arrive in southwest Florida late this afternoon.