To all my fellow students,
At FIT, many of us, myself included, tend to get a little obsessed with our classes, internships/jobs or perhaps even the finale of Game of Thrones. On a more serious note, a friend of mine once remarked that fashion, as glamorous and amazing as it can be, tends to lack in the area of philanthropy. For those of us that are already out there making moves to better society, thank you and I hope you will keep fighting the good fight.
With that in mind, on the behalf of the FIT Student Government Association (SGA), I extend our thoughts and prayers to the people of Texas and Louisiana. Hurricane Harvey has been a catastrophe on a scale that many people would never have imagined. To all my fellow students from Texas and Louisiana or those with connections in those areas, stay strong. Most of us, myself included, might not be able to imagine exactly how it feels but I have an inkling of it. When the earthquake and tsunami hit Indonesia in 2004, many of my relatives there were gravely affected. Fortunately, there was nothing fatal. I wish I were joking when I say that my dad was in Indonesia just a week before it happened. It is with that experience in mind that I hope you will stay strong and believe that things will get better. They truly will.
At times like this, we should all recognize our good fortune and be immensely grateful to be able to focus on issues that we want to focus on. More importantly, help those in need in whatever way can. The FIT SGA is currently in the midst of finding a way for the FIT student body to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey. We will update the FIT community as soon as we have our plan. Till then, if anyone would like to suggest ideas or simply need a listening ear, please feel free to drop by the FIT SGA office in the David Dubinsky Student Center, Room A724.
The FIT SGA will always be here for all FIT students, in good times or bad.
Be safe and stay strong,