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Howard University Launches Web Site for Disaster Victims


Howard University has launched a Web site,, dedicated solely to the victims of the disaster.  The site will serve as a message and information center for students, parents, family members and persons interested in providing donations and support for the impacted colleges and universities. It will also be a fundraising means for those who wish to donate to HBCUs impacted by Hurricane Katrina.

Specific information that can be found at includes:  

  • How displaced students can apply for admission to Howard University;
  • Howard’s relief assistance for the victims of Hurricane Katrina;
  • Links to other HBCU relief efforts;
  • Links to resources on topics such as volunteer opportunities, displaced students, charitable giving, missing persons, temporary housing, and more;
  • Avenues for personal involvement in helping alleviate the effects of Hurricane Katrina;
  • How to donate to support the relief effort; and
  • An invitation to share Katrina stories online. 

“Howard University extends its deepest sympathies to all those who have been impacted by the disaster wrought by Hurricane Katrina in the Gulf Coast States. We pray for them, and trust that they will find the strength to sustain them through this difficult time,” says H. Patrick Swygert, president of Howard University. “As we move forward, Howard stands prepared to assist in whatever way we can.”

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