President Keefe Urges Support of Hurricane Harvey Recovery
Date Published: Aug. 30, 2017
Dear UD community,
Over the past several days, Texas’ coastal cities and residents have endured one of
strongest hurricanes to hit the United States and make landfall in more than a decade.
and much of the Texas coast has been left temporarily paralyzed as record-setting
have exceeded the rooflines of single-story homes, submerging vehicles and hundreds
roadways and highways.
A great number of University of Dallas alumni, their families and loved ones, as well
of current students, call Houston and Texas’ coastal regions home. We also have university
trustees, friends and donors who are experiencing the terrible rains and flooding
caused by this
tremendous storm. Additionally, it appears that other states and their coastal regions
impacted as the week continues. Our thoughts, prayers and steadfast support are with
In response to the recent devastation, I urge the entire University of Dallas community
involved and contribute to the Hurricane Harvey recovery effort. Contact your local
join in their relief efforts, donate to the National Council of the Society St. Vincent
Disaster Services Corporation (DSC) here, or give to one of the many Catholic Charities
branches most affected by Hurricane Harvey here. You can also donate your blood through the
American Red Cross. My thanks to Bishop Edward J. Burns of the Diocese of Dallas for his
assistance in directing us to the various aid agencies.
Students in the Office of Student Affairs are currently crafting a prayer banner to
ship to the
University of St. Thomas in Houston. We will be organizing additional efforts to support
hurricane recovery in the coming weeks. Please continue to pray for those who have
ones and for the safety of all relief workers.
As we begin the new semester, we are reminded to stand strong together and to help
most in need of our support.
Thomas W. Keefe, Esq