Relief Efforts in Harvey’s Aftermath
Harvey had devastating impacts in Texas and Louisiana, and many people are left to deal with the historic destruction. Here are three ways that any KA can assist in the recovery effort for the people of Texas and Louisiana, including many KAs.
- Donate Blood: The American Red Cross and other local/regional blood banks are always in need of blood donations.
- Donate Items: Many KA chapters are collecting various items like food, bottled water, and household items. Reach out to a chapter near you to see how you can assist.
- Donate Funds: By making a tax-deductible donation to the KA Disaster Relief Grants Fund, you can ensure that your contribution directly benefits KA brothers in need. Make a contribution at KAOEF.org/donate and enter “KA Disaster Relief Fund” in the special designation field
If you know of anyone wishing to apply for a grant, please have them contact the Kappa Alpha Order National Administrative Office at (540) 463-1865.
In 2005, after Hurricane Katrina, the Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation established the “KA Disaster Relief Grants Fund” to help assist KA undergraduates and alumni who find themselves in financial distress due to the occurrence of a major disaster or emergency. The fund is managed by the KAOEF, and a committee unbiasedly selects recipients based on applications received and available funds.
Fundraising by KA Chapters & Alumni
Fundraising for Red Cross by selling candy and collecting donations
Thursday, August 31 – Friday, September 7
Zeta Pi–Florida Gulf Coast
Blood Drive at Cohen Center at FGCU
Wednesday, August 30th
Campbell University Provisional Chapter
Collecting Donated Items
Tuesday, September 4th through Friday, September 8th
9 am to 1 pm in Academic Circle at Campbell University
Gamma Tau–Sam Houston State
Fundraising for Salvation Army through GoFundMe.com
Gamma Chi–Texas Tech
Collecting Food and Household Items
Gamma Omega–Midwestern State
Selling Marco’s Pizza for $2 a slice in the Quad
Country music artist Rich O’Toole (Epsilon Delta–Texas A&M ’02) is hosting Songwriters for Hurricane Harvey, a charity concert at The Firehouse Saloon on September 17th from 2 – 10pm . They will also be collecting water, food, and Donations.
Beta Tau–Mississippi State
Fundraising for the American Red Cross through GoFundMe.com