Texas A&M University Opens Fund For Aggies Affected By Hurricane Harvey
Since announcing the student and employee disaster relief fund Sept. 8 to help with small-but-essential, one-time immediate needs in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, the Aggie Network has stepped up to provide support in a time of need.
Contributions to the fund, which includes support from the Southeastern Conference (SEC), are being processed quickly to get funds into the hands of those who need it. Funds were distributed over the weekend.
With approximately 45 percent – or more than 31,000 members of our student body – coming from one of the counties affected by Hurricane Harvey, many Texas A&M students arrived for classes with literally just the clothes on their backs after wading through waist-deep water in their hometowns to get here. Many faculty and staff working to bring normalcy to the start of the school year have done so while dealing with personal hardship themselves.
Your donation can help buy clothes, replace textbooks lost in flooding, and other one-time essentials.
The university is collaborating with the Texas A&M Foundation to ensure that all funds are tracked appropriately. A university team will be responsible for assessing needs and providing direct help.
To donate, go to: Texas A&M Student and Employee Disaster Relief Fund
Students can apply for one-time needs here: Student Needs Form
Faculty and Staff can apply for one-time needs here: Employee Needs Form
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