The COVID-19 pandemic has dominated the news cycle and has abruptly interrupted the lives of Texans and Aggies around the world. Many students and employees within the Texas A&M University community are directly impacted and are experiencing difficulties as a result. When times of uncertainty like this strike, Aggies are quick to step up. In response, the Texas A&M University Disaster Relief Fund will aid Aggie students and employees affected by the crisis.
Originally created to assist Aggies following the destruction of hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, donations to the fund will now support Texas A&M students, faculty and staff in small-but-essential, one-time immediate needs in the wake of COVID-19.
Aggies have had to make tremendous adjustments in a short timeframe as everything from education and research to essential university business operations has been uprooted and altered. These transitions have resulted in personal hardships for some.*
Your gift to the fund will support those suffering from financial hardship as a result of circumstances surrounding COVID-19, such as those Aggies who are struggling to find alternative housing or face unexpected moving expenses, or those facing food insecurity or lost wages. Contributions will be processed quickly to get funds into the hands of the university leadership with the responsibility of assessing needs and providing direct help.
Students seeking emergency aid as a result of circumstances surrounding COVID-19 should visit: http://financialaid.tamu.edu/Emergency-Aid.
*Texas A&M University administration will determine the use of these funds. They have standing committees to review and decide on student, faculty and staff need requests.