Support for Hurricane Victims
Indiana State University is working on coordinated efforts to support the victims of recent hurricanes. During the immediate aftermath and first few days of recovery, financial support is the most important outreach that can be provided.
SBP: The New Orleans-based organization is planning to send AmeriCorps volunteers, assist local leaders and nonprofits, and eventually help rebuild damaged or destroyed homes.
Americares: The non-profit focused on medicine and health is seeking to provide emergency medical supplies and other basic resources to first responders and others in Texas.
All Hands: This non-profit organization is on the ground in Texas and is in contact with emergency management officials about assisting in the response and recovery.
American Red Cross: Usually the first group people think of when giving after a disaster. It says it is providing shelters for those displaced by Harvey, and it has thousands of volunteers on the ground in the state.
Catholic Charities USA: On the ground in Texas and Louisiana even before the storm hit land, mobile units are providing food, shelter, and other need support.
The Center for Community Engagement is assessing efforts to travel to areas that were affected by recent hurricanes in October or November. The date will not be confirmed until outreach efforts, that are safe for students, faculty, and staff to contribute to, are solidified.