UofSC to collect donations for Hurricane Harvey relief



As Gamecocks, we stand with those affected by Hurricane Harvey’s devastation, knowing all too well the hardship of historic flooding. In conjunction with the Columbia mayor’s office, City Council and a citywide relief effort, the University of South Carolina and Gamecock Athletics will be collecting items to send to the hurricane victims in Texas. The following donations will be accepted:

  • Cleaning supplies (bleach, bleach wipes, mops, gloves, clean rags)
  • Personal hygiene products (soap, shampoo, toothbrushes, etc.)

Students, faculty, staff and members of the community can drop off donations at four campus locations from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5 and Wednesday, Sept. 6:

Greene Street in front of the Russell House will be an additional drop-off location on Wednesday only from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Additionally, campus residents can drop off donations in their residence halls beginning Friday, Sept. 1.

Monetary donations are also encouraged and can be contributed online through the United Way, the American Red Cross and the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. The Carolinian Creed calls us to demonstrate concern for others, and we are ready to serve.

Students, sign up to volunteer for the donation drive with our online volunteer form.

For more information about the drive, contact Ambra Yarbrough Hiott at ambrayar@mailbox.sc.edu. For media inquiries, contact Dana D’Haeseleer at ddhaesel@mailbox.sc.edu or 803-777-3691.


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