News Brief

Hurricane Fiona: Supporting the BHCC Community

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Bunker Hill Community College | Office of the President

Dear BHCC Community,

This weekend, Hurricane Fiona made landfall in the Caribbean, knocking out power and threatening over two million residents with severe flooding and wind damage in its path. In particular, Fiona devastates Puerto Rico on the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Maria, even as the island struggles valiantly to recover from the last tragedy.  We understand that it will take a number of days to restore power. Water, medicine and basic needs remain critical. Those of you with friends and family in Puerto Rico, The Dominican Republic, The British and the U.S Virgin Islands, Turks and Caicos, and all other impacted communities in the Caribbean and the Diaspora, we share your worries about the health and safety of your loved ones and hold them in our thoughts. 

The City of Boston and community agencies are organizing now for relief efforts. We will share information for these efforts to you as it becomes available.  In the meantime, counseling resources are available to you at these numbers: Students: 866-743-7732; Employees: 888-267-8126.

In addition, Professor Melissa Colon and Ms. Yanitza Medina will host a bilingual drop-in hour, from 2 – 3:30 p.m., Thursday, September 22 via Webex (Log-in information available on the intranet calendar), so that we may share in healing and support. Please come and be in community with us.

With wishes of peace and healing,

Pam Y. Eddinger, PhD
Bunker Hill Community College