The University of Kentucky has set up an emergency relief fund to help its students affected by Hurricane Harvey or other disasters
The UK Emergency Assistance and Relief Fund will help all students facing financial emergencies or other events which may prevent them from continuing their education, President Eli Capilouto said in a campus-wide message Tuesday. It also will support students, faculty and staff who want to work directly in areas affected by natural disasters and other catastrophes.
About 70 UK students are from Houston or other areas affected by Harvey, Capilouto said.
“We want to provide members of Big Blue Nation an avenue to provide assistance to those in need,” he said.
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The university will oversee the fund but is not contributing to it directly.
Although the fund was set up in response to Hurricane Harvey, it’s not limited to that disaster.
“We will be utilizing this fund, and resources throughout our campus to help students in time of need,” Capilouto said.
To make a donation to the fund, go to uky.networkforgood.com/causes/10124-emergency-assistance-and-relief-fund.
On Sunday, a telethon by the UK men’s basketball team raised $1 million to help Harvey’s victims in Texas.