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Shepherd launches fundraising campaign to students affected by floods

By Staff | Jul 8, 2016

The historic flooding that occurred last week in southeastern West Virginia caused millions of dollars worth of damage and ruined the homes and livelihoods of many West Virginians, including many Shepherd University students living in that part of the state.

Those at Shepherd and in the Eastern Panhandle were fortunate to not be affected by the destruction caused by the flood.

Shepherd University is asking alumni, donors and friends to contribute to the fundraising effort, Student Relief Fund–To Aid Shepherd Students Affected by the Flood. Many of our students, as well as incoming freshmen, have lost their homes and possessions.

Their family members have lost their income due to the destruction of their workplaces, and the students themselves may need assistance with tuition to attend Shepherd this fall.

The Shepherd Student Relief Fund is designed to help students continue their educational goals and not delay attending during the fall semester.

One can donate to the Shepherd Student Relief Fund in several ways:

  • Make a check payable to the Shepherd University Foundation and mail it to: Shepherd University Foundation, P.O. Box 5000, Shepherdstown, WV, 25443. Please note on the memo line Student Emergency Relief Fund.

For more information, visit www.shepherd.edu/student-relief-fund/.