While the tornado clean-up efforts continue with the help of many volunteers, it is increasingly apparent that monetary support to the victims and the local Red Cross chapter is an important need. ATSU and Truman State University are, therefore, coordinating our efforts to make all faculty and staff aware of the giving opportunities available.
The Red Cross is in dire need of contributions to assist in clean-up efforts and to help victims of this tragedy. If you would like to make a donation, please make your check out to “Red Cross” and direct it to the Controller’s Office at ATSU; we will collect the donations and deliver them to the Red Cross in Kirksville. Your contribution will be used immediately to assist people in need. Truman has put in place a similar opportunity.
In addition, ATSU has set up a fund to directly assist ATSU students who have been affected by Wednesday evening’s storms. We are aware of 21 students who have been displaced. If you would like to assist these students directly, please make a check out to “ATSU Student Emergency Assistance Fund” and direct it to Development on the Missouri Campus. This fund will provide financial assistance to ATSU students exhibiting emergency need for expenses related to the crisis; this assistance will not need to be paid back. You can make your gift online via credit card at www.atsu.edu/gift. You may also contact Development at 660.626.2180 or email email@example.com.