An email sent to Shepherd University employees from President Mary J.C. Hendrix:
“Dear Friends and Colleagues,
Over the past few days, we have all watched in horror the excruciating devastation caused by massive flooding in West Virginia. Many of our citizens have lost their homes, their businesses, their pets, and most tragically, their loved ones. Shepherd University, together with the Shepherdstown Community, have a long history of providing support to those in need during times of crises and this time will be no different. Our campus will serve as a drop off location for donated items and will collect monetary donations to assist the relief efforts:
The Shepherd University Wellness Center will serve as the drop off location for both the campus and community. Supplies will be inventoried, reported to Homeland Security, and sent to areas needing those specific items. Below is the most current list of items requested. This list will change as needs change. We anticipate these areas needing continual help over the next weeks and months. Please visit www.shepherd.edu/communityservice/wvfloodrelief for updates.
Current list as of 6/26:
Contractor Trash Bags – Large Size
Mops and Brooms
Scrub Brushes and Buckets
Pet food/Pet Supplies/Pet Carriers
Shovels, Rakes, and Water Hoses
Personal Hygiene Supplies
Paper Towels, Toilet Paper
*CLOTHING WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AT THIS TIME
If you prefer to make a monetary contribution, donations can be made online at https://wvvoad.communityos.org/cms/home.
Thank you for your generosity and support during this time of crisis for so many of our West Virginia friends, families and students. We greatly appreciate our first responders and their remarkable humanitarian efforts.
With sincere gratitude for your thoughtfulness and call to action,
Mary J.C. Hendrix
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