How Baylor is supporting those affected by Hurricane Harvey
While people in Houston and along the Texas coast are still dealing with the effects of Hurricane Harvey, Baylor is already working to lend a hand.
On Monday, university administrators reached out to every student from an area affected by the hurricane to offer support. You may have seen screenshots of those letters on Twitter from students thanking Baylor for the support. Administrators also laid out how the university will academically support those students whose families have been impacted by the hurricane, and offered some early suggestions as to how individuals who want to help can do so. All of this information is being collected on a special website, baylor.edu/response.
At Friday night’s Traditions Rally on campus (and on campus Saturday), volunteers will be collecting specific supplies for those affected by Harvey; see here for what to bring and where. The Baylor Bookstore will donate $1 for every 2017 Baylor Gameday T-shirt sold to relief efforts. And for those individuals displaced by Harvey who might be in Central Texas, the university is providing free tickets, parking and a meal for Saturday’s Baylor football season-opener.
Baylor is also lending a hand where it can outside the immediate university community. The university and President Linda Livingstone are hosting the Rice volleyball team for a few days, until they can return to Houston following a season-opening tournament last weekend at SMU. McLane Stadium has also volunteered to host a displaced football game on Friday night between two top-ranked FCS teams in No. 3 Sam Houston State and No. 7 Richmond; Baylor is providing the stadium rent-free, and admission is free for all fans.
Additional relief efforts may yet be added; stay tuned to baylor.edu/response and Baylor social media for further updates.
Sic ’em, Baylor volunteers!