Dollars for Disaster
Dollars for Disaster is a as needed basis initiative started by a group of WVU students in 2005 as a response to the Indonesian Tsunami. The initiative has since collected monetary and supply donations for Hurricane Katrina, Southern West Virginia floods, and most recently the Haitian earthquake. During each campaign, the CS&L coordinates the campus-wide initiative and compiles all events and serves as a clearing house for relief efforts.
Donors are encouraged to contribute cash. In-kind donations require sorting, boxing, palletizing, storage, and delivery to the disaster location. All of these activities can be costly and time consuming, and t herefore may delay service delivery. Cash donations allow vetted organizations to purchase product to quickly and efficiently meet the most urgent needs of disaster victims. When possible, the purchases are made near the disaster site to stimulate the local economy and ensure quicker delivery.
You may mail checks to:
WVU Center for Service and Learning
P.O. Box 6412 Morgantown, WV 26506-6412
or drop off at the Center for Service and Learning.
WV Flood Relief Donations
- United Way of Greenbrier County – Serving Greenbrier, Pocahontas, and Monroe Counties
- United Way of Southern WV – Serving Raleigh, Nicholas, Fayette, Summers, Mercer, Wyoming, and McDowell Counties
- United Way of Central WV – Serving Kanawha, Clay, Boone, Logan, and Putnam Counties
- American Red Cross – West Virginia Flood Relief Fund
- West Virginia Flood Relief GoFundMe Site established by WV Native Brad Paisley
- WVU alumnus Ken Kendrick issues $500K challenge match for flood relief efforts
- WVU Extension, the University’s lead outreach agency, is seeking donations for its relief efforts as it continue providing assistance to residents in those areas impacted by the flooding.
- In 2013, the Kenneth D. and Carolyn T. Gray Emergency Fund was created through the WVU Foundation to assist current students who experience a sudden financial hardship, including natural disasters such as flooding.
- To donate by check please make the check out to West Virginia University, with “Dollars for Disaster - WV Floods” written in the memo.
Animal Shelter Donations
- Tangi Humane Society - Amazon Wish List
- Denham Springs Animal Shelter - Amazon Wish List.
- Louisiana Bobcat Refuge - Amazon Wish List.
- Magic Happens Rabbit Rescue - Amazon Wish List.
Louisiana Flood Relief
The WVU Chapter of MANRRS – Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences is leading WVU’s effort to support those affected by the flooding in Louisiana. Representatives from this student organization encourage the WVU community to provide cash donations to the following organizations:
- Team Rubicon
- The Southern University Flood Relief Fund
- Baton Rouge Area Foundation
- Louisiana Region of the Red Cross
- The Salvation Army
Please Note – West Virginia University does not endorse any particular charitable organization or social service. Our goal is to provide the WVU community with options for providing relief and assistance to those in need.