Help is Needed Now: Message from President Schmoke and the President of the University of the Bahamas
September 10, 2019
Contact: Office of Government and Public Affairs
The University of Baltimore is joining the call to help out survivors of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas. A message seeking assistance has been relayed from Rodney Smith, president of the University of the Bahamas, through his colleagues at the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges and UB President Kurt L. Schmoke.
"Many of you have asked about ways to help those in the Bahamas who have been devastated by Hurricane Dorian," President Schmoke says. "Following is a message from the President of the University of the Bahamas about the best way we can be of assistance now. Thank you for being part of this massive recovery effort."
President Smith's message, delivered via AGB President and CEO Henry Stoever:
"I am deeply grateful for your kind and generous offer of assistance for our dislocated students. Thank you so very much. The campus that was destroyed had 600 of our 5,000 students. Given the severity of the aftermath, our students and families are working to remain with each other for psychological and emotional support. The death count is still rising, and many are still missing. The number of cases of PTSD will be significant. We are in healing and recovery mode. We will need to rebuild.
"Anyone who wishes to assist with rebuilding the campus and helping our displaced faculty and students may make a tax-deductible donation through our direct giving program."