Release Date: August 23, 2016
BUFFALO, N.Y. – “Doorhanger” kits containing safety reminders and tips on how to be a good neighbor will be distributed to about 1,900 homes surrounding the University at Buffalo’s South Campus from 2:30-5 p.m. today (Tuesday, Aug. 23).
Organized by UB’s Off-Campus Student Services office, and staffed by students, faculty, staff and neighborhood volunteers, it’s all part of UB’s continuing efforts to encourage community building.
Each year before the start of the academic year, UB distributes packets to students and other residents of the neighborhoods around the South Campus containing safety reminders, suggestions for how to be a good neighbor, information from local governments and utilities, and other useful information.
The kits are bags that will be hung on door handles, and include safety and courtesy tips that encourage students to “get to know your neighbors – they can be a great asset,” “socialize responsibly,” “keep noise down, especially late at night,” “keep your yard clean” and “don’t travel alone, particularly at night.”
“We are all responsible for keeping the community safe, clean and vibrant,” says Daniel Ryan, director of Off-Campus Student Services at UB. “Operation Doorhanger is one way UB is encouraging students and lifelong residents to stay safe and to work together for the benefit of all.”
Press arrangements: Daniel Ryan, director of Off-Campus Student Services, at 716-830-5016. Ryan and other volunteers will be distributing Operation Doorhanger packets on Winspear, Northrup, Heath, Englewood and Merrimac beginning at 2:30 p.m.