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Thousands raised in hurricane relief efforts

02 Oct 2017 | Campus News


Thousands raised in hurricane relief efforts

Hundreds crowded the Social Sciences auditorium on September 29, 2017, for a "Love You Can Feel" Concert which formed part of a Disaster Relief Campaign "Care, Share, Repair." The campaign, which was launched by the University early last week, seeks to aid the rebuilding efforts in the Caribbean islands devastated by the recent hurricanes. 

Following Hurricane Irma's ruin in September, Dr Hilary Bowman, University President announced the University's intent to aid the islands and the students affected by the hurricane. 

"It is really mind-boggling to see the enormity of devastation and crisis caused by a single hurricane. Our hearts go out to those who suffer loss at this time.  USC, in keeping with our philosophy and mission, will team up with the Caribbean Union Conference to immediately appeal to the university community to help in whatever way we could. USC must identify with our brothers and sisters and citizens of those islands affected."

Love You Can Feel Benefit Concert

Scores felt the hurt and pain suffered by persons in countries such as Barbuda, Dominica, Anguilla, the United States Virgin Islands and the British Virgin Islands and supported the relief efforts by donating food, clothing, and monies in the SHARE arm of the campaign. 

At the end of the evening, a little over $30,000TT in cash donations and pledges was accumulated. This figure was then doubled to $60,000 TT through the kind contribution of a generous donor. Interested persons can continue to contribute by donating directly online via https://give.co.tt/loveyoucanfeel or by calling (1868) 662-2241. 

The CARE arm of the campaign involves the provision of emotional and financial support for the students from the affected countries while the REPAIR part involves a mission trip to help repair homes and villages. 

For more information on how you can be a part, visit the Office of Spiritual Development located downstairs the Administration Building or call 1(868) 662-2241 ext. 1502.


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