After devastating Hurricane Harvey hit the Gulf Coast on August 26, thousands of people have lost their homes and businesses. Even though the hurricane has passed, it will take months of work and billions of dollars to restore the communities that are impacted by the hurricane’s devastation. Thus it is important to provide continuous support to people in Texas and Louisiana to help them recover.

We encourage everyone to send their donations through officially recognized national and local organizations that help victims on the ground. Two of them are listed below:

American Red Cross (National Organization)

PO Box 37839 Boone,
IA 50037-0839

(800) HELP NOW

Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund (Local Organization)

5120 Woodway Drive, Suite 6000,
Houston, TX 77056

(713) 333-2210

VIU Student Support

Students who were affected by the catastrophic events may reach VIU administration at info@viu.edu or (703) 591-7042 for assistance.