JUHAN is calling upon our university partners to stand in solidarity with those affected by Hurricane Harvey. To date, ¼ of the Texas population, 6.8 million have been affected. The death toll is now at 40 and some areas have over 50 inches of water. 30,000 people have been displaced and are in need of shelter. We are partnering with the St. Bernard’s Project to aid the people affected and we need your help!
Read More about the SBP at http://sbpusa.org/where-we-help/harvey-recovery
SBP exists to shrink the time between disaster and recovery. While the totality of the damage and suffering is not yet clear, there is no doubt that there are hundreds of thousands of Texas residents who will need help to find a prompt, predictable and efficient path home. Just like SBP has done in eight other disaster impacted communities, we stay to rebuild long after the national attention fades.
On August 29th the Georgetown community held their Mass of the Holy Spirit where they prayed for those impacted by the storm and took up a collection to be donated to support relief efforts. Also, Georgetown’s Center for Social Justice (CSJ) has set up a fund to support Humanitarian aid and disaster relief to those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Donations can be made by going to this link http://links.georgetown.mkt6170.com/ctt?kn=3&ms=MzAzNjYwNDYS1&r=NzE1OTM0OTA4NTQS1&b=0&j=MTEwMzMxMjA4NQS2&mt=1&rt=0 and typing “Harvey” in the “other designation” box. These funds will be donated to Catholic Charities of Galveston- Houston to assist families in recovery.
With the help of weekend liturgy collections, donations collected by the student groups SHAPE and MPE’s, as well as faculty, staff and Jesuit community contributions, we raised $2,470 that will be distributed to those who were impacted by Hurricane Harvey from Cristo Rey Jesuit High School and immigrants served by Catholic Charities of Houston-Galveston.
With Hurricane Irma’s devastation affecting people in the Caribbean and Florida, We will be collecting money for local organizations in the region affected by Irma at liturgies on campus this weekend and between now and Friday, September 22 in Campion House and Human Resources.
Watch out for opportunities to donate through SGA efforts which will be announced in the coming days.
Let us know what your campus will do!