This past week many of our fellow Texans, friends and family have been affected by Hurricane Harvey and many of us have been thinking of ways to help. Here at UTSA and UT Health San Antonio, the Biomedical Engineering Graduate Society at San Antonio (BMEGS-SA) and the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) at UTSA, are having a food drive and fundraiser to provide assistance to those affected by Hurricane Harvey. We have a couple ways you can contribute:
1) Food Drive: Bring any of the items listed below to:
A. The UTSA BME office (AET 1.102). UT Health San Antonio grad students feel free to bring the items to UTSA before or after seminar. Email [email protected] if you need help loading/unloading items at UTSA.
B. Graduate Dean's Office at UT Health San Antonio.
The food drive will last until September 29th, with the food being collected and taken to the San Antonio Food Bank every Friday afternoon.
Items in High Demand:
Nonperishable food, water, baby food, diapers, flashlights and batteries, hygiene items, pet food, and cleaning supplies.
2) Fundraiser: There will also be a group fundraiser with the goal of $500 that will go until September 29th. Please donate by going to our You Caring website. All funds collected will go directly to United Way Harvey Relief Fund (charity code 909). United Way not only provides support immediately following a catastrophe, but they also continue to provide support long term.
Thanks in advance for your generosity and support!!!