Mississippi State University is collecting donated items to aid in relief and recovery for those caught in the path of Hurricane Harvey.
The University has reached out to students from southeast Texas to show their support.
“Having family members and friends who lost everything in Hurricane Katrina, my heart goes out to those victims of Harvey who are reliving that same nightmare,” said Mississippi State Dean of Students Thomas Bourgeouis.
MSU is planning for collections of appropriate supplies like box fans, extension cords and batteries. They are collecting those items at the MSU Maroon Volunteer Center, 306 Moseley Hall, until 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 30.
Cade Smith, MSU assistant dean and director for the Office of Student Leadership and Community Engagement said that the university will follow guidance of disaster response agencies so that their efforts do not disrupt the immediate needs of victims and first responders.
“The first inclination for many people is to try to take action and do something, but it is important to respond through the leads of FEMA, state agencies and national nonprofits engaged in disaster relief and recovery,” said Smith.
To donate or volunteer go to www.mvc.msstate.edu/blog/hurricane-harvey-relief-efforts.