It’s time for the Rebel family to unite behind all victims of recent hurricanes. The Ole Miss Alumni Association Collection Point at Triplett Alumni Center, is a drop-off point for items needed by storm victims. Items needed include cleaning supplies, first aid kits, bleach, rubber gloves, hand sanitizer, towels (new), diapers and baby wipes, baby formula and dry pet food. (Charities are asking not to send bottled water or used clothing at this time).
Texas Relief Efforts
The Alumni Association and our Texas Ole Miss Clubs recommend donating in the following ways:
• Rebel Relief: The University of Mississippi Foundation has established a fund that will directly aid students affected by the storm. To make a tax-deductible donation, click here and specify “Rebel Relief Disaster Fund” in the comment window.
Ole Miss alumnus and Prime Minister of Dominica Roosevelt Skerrit (BA 97) reported “devastating” and “extensive damage.” Multiple news agencies have reported the following ways to give to the victims of Hurricane Maria:
• UNICEF (emergency relief and help for children affected)
• Save the Children (emergency relief and help for children affected)
• ConPRmetidos (Puerto Rico-based nonprofit to benefit “immediate needs of food, shelter, water” and more)
• GlobalGiving Caribbean Hurricane Maria & Irma Relief Fund (from US-based nonprofit, Global Giving)
• SPCA International (help for animal rescue and care)
Other crowdfunding campaigns:
• 21 US Virgin Island Relief Fund (NBA star Tim Duncan hoping to raise $5 million for his home country)
• Just Giving: Dominica Hurricane Maria Relief Fund (bringing relief to Dominica)
• Caribbean Tourism Organization’s Hurricane Relief Fund (to help families and countries rebuild after hurricanes)
Looking to help in another way? CharityWatch’s listing of reputable aid agencies is a great place to start.
Help us show we have the most charitable alumni base in the nation. Thank you for uniting behind everyone affected by these devastating storms! Hotty Toddy!