Texas A&M Veterinary Emergency Disaster Fund accepting contributions after Hurricane Harvey causes catastrophic flooding in Texas
Posted August 29, 2017
In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, Aggies are stepping up
through selfless service to help those who have been impacted by
storm damage and catastrophic flooding in Houston and many other
parts of Southeast Texas.
The Texas A&M VET, arguably the largest, most sophisticated
veterinary emergency response team in the nation, deployed to the
area the day before Hurricane Harvey hit and is assisting in caring
for animals in need. This includes the search and rescue dogs
themselves, as well as pets, horses, cattle, and other livestock
that are injured or separated from their owners. Even wildlife
species in need will be helped. With such severe and widespread
devastation, it is certain that the CVM will be involved in the
field and at home in the relief efforts for quite some time.
This is not the first, nor will it be the last, time that the
CVM will step up to serve our state and nation during and after a
disaster. Many of our alumni, colleagues, and friends have asked
how they can help us help animals in times of disaster. With the
help of the Texas A&M Foundation, the Texas A&M Veterinary
Emergency Disaster Fund was established to accept contributions
that will be used to assist in response and relief operations as
well as to offset medical and other costs that arise after a
disaster with significant veterinary impact.
Please consider contributing to this important initiative. You
can do so by clicking the Give Now button on this page. When you
do, you will be taken to a giving form where you should enter the
amount of your donation and your payment and contact information.
Please note: The correct fund is already chosen in the menus on the
form if you use the Give Now button.
If you would prefer to make your donation by check, please make
it payable to the Texas A&M Foundation and
write "Veterinary Emergency Disaster Fund" on the
memo line. Mail it to:
Office of Development & Alumni
Texas A&M College of Veterinary
Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
4461 TAMU | College Station, TX
Anyone wishing to provide supplies or in-kind gifts, please call
979-845-9043 or 979-324-8300.
Please be assured, all donations will go straight to the front
line to be used in this effort now and to support this unique
veterinary emergency response team.
Update: October 10, 2017
The outpouring of support for the Veterinary Emergency
Disaster Fund since Hurricane Harvey has been amazing. So many
people have stepped up to help and make a difference. On behalf of
the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical
Sciences (CVM) and the Texas A&M Veterinary Emergency Team
(VET), we thank you.
One of the people making a difference is Kody West. He's
donating proceeds from a special edition of his song "Higher
Ground" (available on iTunes and Spotify) to the Veterinary Emergency Disaster
Fund. West will be performing at The Tap in College Station on
Tue., Oct. 24.
To learn more about the Texas A&M Veterinary Emergency
Team (VET), visit tx.ag/VETSpirit2017.
For more information about the Texas A&M College of
Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM), please visit
our website at vetmed.tamu.edu or
join us on Facebook
, and Twitter.
Contact Information: Megan Palsa, PhD, Executive
Director of Communications, Media & Public Relations, Texas
A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences;
; Cell: 979-862-4216; Office: 979-421-3121.
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