We Are Texas, Houston & Cougar STRONG

Dear UH Alumni and Volunteer Leaders,

First and foremost, the University of Houston family is one that rolls up its sleeves and helps each other. I have never seen this spirit of support more alive than over these last few days as Hurricane Harvey has touched down in our greater community. It has been overwhelming, frightening and unprecedented – but it also is bringing out the best in our community at every level, and that is truly inspiring and motivating. Cougars helping Cougars is at the heart of this most challenging time.

We know some of you in the Greater Houston area have been affected, and you are very much in our thoughts and prayers. Many of you have reached out to express concerns for our students, faculty and staff, and our campus – and how you can donate to help provide support. We are all in this together – as a family and as a community. If you would like to make a donation, I encourage you to consider the following:

“UH Cougar Emergency Fund” (indicate that it is for “Harvey Relief”): donations to this fund will be utilized to provide comfort and ease to UH students who find themselves with hardship as a result of the storm. Visit UH Cougar Emergency Fund to make your gift.

American Red Cross: donations will be put to work to support the larger Houston community. Please visit the Hurricane Harvey Relief website at https://www.redcross.org/donate/donation

Below is a message I sent to UH students, staff and faculty earlier this week, which I wanted to share with you.

My thoughts are with you and your families during this time. We are Texas Strong; we are Houston Strong, and, above all, we are Cougar Strong!

With warm regards,

Renu Khator