Community Outreach is aware of the needs that can arise from various disasters and devastating events and we know that the UConn community has always been very responsive with relief efforts. Therefore, we have created this resource to:
- communicate some ways that you can help in different situations;
- help coordinate (and centralize) campus and/or group efforts;
- and directly support the collection of funds & materials.
Have an issue or cause that you are advocating or supporting?
If you are a member of the UConn community and you are interested in sharing information regarding a cause or issue that is happening in the world please contact Gina DeVivo Brassaw, Associate Director for Community Outreach at email@example.com or 486-1165 to discuss posting to this page or other ways information information can be shared on campus.
Guidelines and Legal Requirements for UConn Departments/Organizations and Student Organizations Seeking to Raise Money
In order to help departments and student organizations carry out fundraising activities in a way that upholds the policies of the University as well as the laws of Connecticut, the following guidelines have been developed. In addition, legal requirements for fundraising have been included.
Current Relief Efforts
On September 14, 2018 Hurricane Florence made landfall as a Category 1 hurricane in the southeastern US. Since then, more than 30” of rain have fallen in parts of North Carolina. There have been 18 fatalities due to storm related incidents. Hundreds others have been rescued from flooded areas. There are hundreds of thousands of individuals across North and South Carolina without power.
Although the storm has been downgraded to a tropic storm, heavy rain still continues. With rising flood waters conditions are predicted to get much worse over the next few days.
You can find more information and up to date facts here.
Ways to support the area:
- Donate to the American Red Cross
- Donate to Direct Relief
- Donate to Foundation for the Carolinas
- Donate to Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina
- Donate to United Way of Central Carolinas
For additional information on charitable options as well as guidelines in giving, please visit the following sites.
Massachusetts Gas Leaks
On September 13, 2018 three Massachusetts communities (Lawrence, Andover, and North Andover) experienced a series of explosions and fires due to natural gas leaks. The cause is believed to be an issue with supplier Columbia Gas regarding over-pressurized gas valves. The disaster killed one resident, caused over 30,000 customers to evacuate their homes, and has disrupted the lives of many residents.
Ways to support the area:
- Donate to Greater Lawrence Relief Fund through United Way
- Donate to the Lawrence Emergency Fund through the Essex County Community Foundation
Previous Relief Efforts