JOHNSON CITY – East Tennessee State University has activated its ETSU Response website to provide information on how to support victims of Hurricane Matthew.
This 13th named storm of 2016 and first category 5 hurricane in the Atlantic since Felix in 2007 left hundreds dead and widespread destruction in its wake from the Caribbean through the East Coast of the United States and into Canada earlier this month.
The website, www.etsu.edu/response, provides links to a variety of service organizations involved in relief efforts, taking place both in the U.S. and the Caribbean, for those who wish to contribute online. These organizations include the American Red Cross, Save the Children, Food for the Poor, the Humane Society and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, as well as the Federal Emergency Management Administration and the White House. The website also provides links to support services for ETSU students and employees who may have been affected by this disaster.
The ETSU Response website has been used several times in the past to give individuals a way to provide assistance for victims of disasters both near and far, including the flooding in Louisiana in August, the shooting attack at an Orlando nightclub in June, earthquakes in Ecuador and Japan in April, the earthquake in Nepal in 2015, the tornadoes in Greene County and tsunami in Japan in 2011, and the Millercrest Apartments fire in Johnson City and earthquake in Haiti in 2010.
For more information, call the ETSU Office of Student Affairs at 423-439-4210.