Responding to the Recent Hurricanes
Message to the Penn Community:
We want to express our profound sympathies for the people of Mexico and Puerto Rico and the members of our extended Penn community affected by the ongoing crises in those areas.
Our world is facing a series of unprecedented natural disasters, which are impacting a wide range of our students. The outstanding team in Student Intervention Services continues to coordinate on behalf of our students with faculty, Student Financial Services, Risk Management and other key resources. If you are a student who is directly affected by any of these events and you need someone who will work with you, please contact Student Intervention Services at (215) 898-6081.
Penn students have launched highly successful initiatives to aid relief efforts in both Mexico (https://www.gofundme.com/ThisOnesForMexico) and Puerto Rico (https://www.gofundme.com/studentswithpr).
We also encourage members of the Penn community to work with any other charitable organization of their choosing, such as Direct Relief (https://www.directrelief.org), the American Red Cross (https://www.redcross.org) or UNICEF’s relief efforts for the children of Puerto Rico (https://www.unicefusa.org/donate/support-unicef-usas-hurricane-relief-efforts-puerto-rico/32952).
And we again urge all of you to take full advantage of the support available across campus:
- Office of the Chaplain: (215) 898-8456
- Student Health Service: (215) 746-3535
- Student Financial Services: (215) 898-1988
- Office of the Vice Provost for University Life: (215) 898-6081
- Counseling and Psychological Services: (215) 898-7021
- University HELP Line: (215) 898-HELP (215) 898-4357
Please continue to keep those who are struggling with these extraordinary natural disasters and those who are assisting them in your thoughts and prayers.
—Amy Gutmann, President
Wendell Pritchett, Provost
Craig Carnaroli, EVP
Ed. Note: This is the latest in a series of similar messages sent after Harvey and Irma.
Related: Penn Students' GoFundMe Fundraisers
Related: Penn Experts Offer Advice Following Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria