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Hurricane Harvey: Relief Effort Update

The Trinity community continues to respond with assistance to those affected by the devastation of Hurricane Harvey in numerous ways. This week, Trinity’s Student Government Association (SGA) and the Trinity University Volunteer Action Community (TUVAC) organized a drive to collect food and household items that will be donated to the San Antonio Foodbank. Students, faculty, and staff donated enough non-perishable food items, baby supplies, and pet food, among other household items, to fill a large truck.

TUVAC also organized an evening of service at the San Antonio Food Bank, which is helping to assist the Houston area. More than 40 students volunteered to package supplies that were heading to evacuees in Southeast Texas.

TUVAC has scheduled a campus-wide blood drive on Wednesday, Oct. 4, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Fiesta Room with the South Texas Blood and Tissue Center.

Trinity alumni are connecting on a Trinity University Hurricane Harvey Relief Facebook group. So far, nearly 300 Trinity alumni have signed on to the group as a place for the Trinity family to ask for help and to offer assistance.

Mission Presbytery sent a message to all members of the Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities, of which Trinity is a member. Mission Presbytery is collecting donations to help people in need. You can also make clean-up buckets and hygiene kits online that can be sent to sites in need.

The Texas Higher Education community has launched a unified giving initiative to provide emergency aid to college students impacted by Hurricane Harvey. The Harvey HELP fund is a crowd-sourced relief fund dedicated to aiding the more than 500,000 students impacted by the storm get back in the classroom. The Harvey HELP fund is being led by the Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas (ICUT), which Trinity is a member, and several other state higher education organizations.