Thousands of hurricane victims need your help. That’s why you should join the Hurricane Relief Network.

Harvey was the biggest hurricane to hit the U.S. since 2005 and the biggest to hit Texas since 1961. The storm dropped up to 50 inches of rain on the Houston area and killed 70 people. More than 30,000 people have been forced to seek emergency shelter.

Harvey was followed by Irma and then by Maria. This trio of hurricanes caused widespread damage across Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico.

In the spirit of service, please consider joining the Hurricane Relief Network and organizing fundraising events on your campus. The Network is made up of college students across the country who are raising money and supplies for hurricane victims.

There are lots of easy fundraisers that you can organize on campus that don’t require much work. For example:

  • Hold a “text-2-give” table. Stop people and ask them to “text REDCROSS to 90999” to make a $10 donation to the Red Cross’s relief efforts. The $10 will automatically be added to their next phone bill.
  • Organize an emergency blood drive on your campus. The hurricanes have forced the cancellation of dozens of scheduled blood drives across the south, causing a shortage in the blood supply. Your local blood drive can help make sure that hospitals nationwide have enough blood on hand.
  • Organize a spare change drive on your campus.
  • Organize a benefit concert featuring local bands.
  • There are countless other ways to raise money — we look forward to seeing what ideas you come up with!