New emergency relief funds created to assist students at the University of Cincinnati impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak have raised over $55,000 in less than a week.
UC has taken decisive measures to ensure everyone’s health and safety amid the outbreak, including assisting students with housing issues. Students are also being helped with food and other vital resources.
Partnering with UC’s Division of Student Affairs and the Student Government Association, the UC Foundation established the UC Emergency Relief Fund. Additional funds will support students through the UC Bearcats Pantry, the UC Clermont Bearcats Pantry and UC Counseling and Psychological Services.
The response in giving to these funds has been incredible, according to UC Foundation President Peter E. Landgren.
“We have over 46,000 students and a health care system that have been challenged in the last weeks as a result of this global health crisis. Individuals across the country have been asking how they can help our UC and UC Health family during these times,” said Landgren. “Their generosity and swift response to the emergency funds has been incredible and will make an immediate impact on our most important constituents, our students and patients.”
UC student government representatives worked closely with the Foundation on outlining immediate student needs for the emergency relief funds.