On August 29th, 2021, days after the beginning of school, Hurricane Ida made landfall near Port Fouchon, LA, 60 miles south of New Orleans as a Category 4 storm with sustained winds of 150 mph. This storm devastated communities in its path 16 years after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans.
This fund will support service trips to disaster affected areas, educational programming around disaster economies and ethical recovery, and collaborations with communities in affected areas.
As a university committed to community engagement, we are moved to help. Many faculty, staff and students are from or have relationships with communities and organizations that have sustained great damage. Countless more have reached out to find out how they can help.
This fund will allow us to answer those requests and in turn help communities.