The dev­as­ta­tion caused by Hur­ri­cane Sandy has touched many North­eastern stu­dents in a very per­sonal way.

Joe Skrocki, for example, a senior archi­tec­ture major from Ocean County, N.J., was stuck in Boston for the storm. “It got really tough to see every­thing hap­pening on TV without being able to do any­thing,” he said.

Soon after the storm passed and it became evi­dent just how much damage Sandy had inflicted on ocean­front com­mu­ni­ties in New York and New Jersey, Skrocki and a former class­mate began col­lecting blan­kets, warm clothing and other sup­plies. On Nov. 11, they drove a donated van to a relief center in New Jersey and deliv­ered the goods.

Skrocki and his friend have con­tinued to col­lect dona­tions — which can be dropped off at the Center for Com­mu­nity Ser­vice in 172 Curry Stu­dent Center or the LGBTQA Resource Center in 328 Curry — and deliver the sup­plies to those in need.

From left, Sydney Palinkas, CSSH ’14, Sarah Lucey, CSSH ’13, and SGA pres­i­dent Peter Petrin, CSSH ’13, move winter clothes donated for vic­tims of Hur­ri­cane Sandy. Photo by Brooks Canaday.

Theirs is one of many Northeastern-​​based Hur­ri­cane Sandy relief efforts. The number of activ­i­ties has inspired the for­ma­tion of a coali­tion group which has a goal of making campus ini­tia­tives more coor­di­nated and effec­tive. Huskies Restore the Shore, a coali­tion of stu­dents and orga­ni­za­tions involved in the relief effort, is holding an open meeting tonight at 7 p.m. in 16 Inter­na­tional Village.

We’re seeing a lot of efforts on campus, which is awe­some, and many have been really suc­cessful,” said Zach Marino, a senior inter­na­tional affairs and human ser­vices major who cre­ated a Face­book group to coor­di­nate relief efforts. “But a lot of these groups aren’t talking to each other. We thought it would be best to bring together everyone who has been working on these kinds of projects, so we can talk about what has worked and what hasn’t, then come up with a long-​​term plan.”

It is impor­tant for the relief effort to last beyond the imme­diate after­math of the storm, Marino said, a lesson that lingers after dis­as­ters like Hur­ri­cane Katrina.

After the first couple of months, the money starts to dry up and the col­lec­tive con­scious­ness starts to fade away,” he explained. “That’s where they’re going to need a lot of help, when it comes time to rebuild homes and get moving again.”

Sev­eral stu­dent groups, including those cre­ated specif­i­cally in response to Sandy, are working to help storm vic­tims. Stu­dent Affairs, for example, has cre­ated a web­site with infor­ma­tion on orga­ni­za­tions responding to the storm as well as resources for stu­dents who live or work in the New York City area.

On Sat­urday evening, the all-​​female a cap­pella group Treble on Hunt­ington will host a ben­efit con­cert to raise money for Hur­ri­cane Sandy relief. The group has already raised about $1,200 and hopes its superhero-​​themed con­cert, “It’s Aca-​​Heroes!” can match or exceed that amount. The con­cert begins at 6:30 p.m. in After­Hours;  pro­ceeds will go to the Stephen Siller Tunner to Towers Foun­da­tion, an orga­ni­za­tion raising money for storm vic­tims in New York and New Jersey.

I’m from Staten Island and since I can’t be home to help, I fig­ured this was a way to give back,” said Bri­anna Appel, the con­cert orga­nizer and a third-​​year com­mu­ni­ca­tion studies major. “Even after seeing the damage when I was home for Thanks­giving, it’s still hard to believe.”

The sorority Delta Zeta is col­lecting dona­tions of money, cleaning sup­plies, house­hold items and toi­letries, blan­kets, towels, school sup­plies and clothing — espe­cially jackets and sweaters — for the town of Little Ferry, N.J., where a former sorority member lives. Mem­bers of the group deliv­ered the first batch of sup­plies over Thanks­giving weekend . They will be col­lecting more dona­tions on the ground floor of the Curry Stu­dent Center from 6:30 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, and from 6 to 7 p.m. on Friday.

We have sev­eral sis­ters from our chapter whose home­towns and loved ones were affected by Sandy, so it just seemed log­ical that we would set up a drive and do what we can,” said sorority member Samantha Sheridan.

Other stu­dent groups, including the sorority Delta Phi Omega, will be col­lecting dona­tions of money and clothing on the ground floor of the stu­dent center and at other loca­tions around campus.