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Texas A&M University announces relief fund for Aggies affected by COVID-19

Texas A&M
Posted at 11:27 AM, Mar 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-27 12:29:43-04

COLLEGE STATION, TX — Texas A&M University has announced a relief fund that will aid students affected by COVID-19.

The Texas A&M University Disaster Relief Fund will aid Aggie students affected by the crisis.

The fund was 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 in small-but-essential, one-time immediate needs in the wake of COVID-19, according to the University.

"Aggie students 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," the statement said. "These transitions have resulted in personal hardships for some."

Funds 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.

The University says 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: here.