Statement from Chancellor Caret: Supporting Hurricane Harvey Victims
Adelphi, Md. (Sept. 1, 2017) -- Over the past week, we all have watched in horror as
Hurricane Harvey devastated a huge swath of South Texas.
inches of rain, unprecedented floods, at least 39 deaths, and an immeasurable
toll on survivors throughout the region, millions of affected families and
people will struggle for months and years to rebuild and restore what was lost.
As overwhelming as they are, these statistics pale in comparison to the
thousands of individual stories we have encountered from women, men and
children whose lives have been tragically upended.
I hope students,
faculty, and staff across the University System of Maryland will
consider contributing to ongoing relief efforts as and if they are
able. There are a host of worthy nonprofit charities undertaking critical work
in the region. Those looking for guidance on where to donate can find
lists of reputable organizations in the New York Times, NPR and Fortune.
compassion have long been hallmarks both of our state and our community of
educators, learners and scholars. I'm confident we will demonstrate those
traits again as we come to the aid of our friends and fellow citizens
throughout the affected region.
Robert L. Caret
University System of
Contact: Mike Lurie