Dear LLCC Students, Faculty and Staff,
I know that many of you have been looking for ways to assist those in need due to the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey. LLCC’s Student Life Office has stepped up to coordinate a college-wide effort called “All In for Harvey” to raise funds for community colleges in Texas affected by this disaster. Through the Illinois Community College System Foundation, community colleges across Illinois, including LLCC, will join together to work with the Texas Community College System in identifying those with the greatest need.
I know many have inquired about donating various items. We are leaving those drives to our community agencies who are better suited to logistically manage getting those things where needed. These community colleges have not yet been able to assess what the needs are going to be to get them, their faculty, their staff and their students back up and operational. Therefore, we are accepting monetary donations to support them as they recover.
Here at LLCC, you may drop off a monetary donation (cash or check) in the Student Life Office, or at LLCC Outreach Centers in Jacksonville, Beardstown, Taylorville and Litchfield. Checks should be made out to the Illinois Community College System Foundation. A blood drive will be held on campus Sept. 12 which will assist victims, and throughout the month of September, LLCC student clubs will sponsor various fundraising events, including the Black Student Union’s jeans day Sept. 21. More details will be coming on these events as they are planned.
Rest assured all contributions will go to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund, targeting support for community college students. The Illinois Community College System Foundation is a 501(c)(3) and any donations are tax-deductible. This effort is supported by the Illinois Community College Board, the Illinois Community College Trustees Association, and the Illinois Council of Community College Presidents.
On behalf of all the victims and those impacted by this tragedy, I thank you for any and all support.
Dr. Charlotte Warren
President, Lincoln Land Community College