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Fundraising effort launched to help students affected by floods


The historic flooding that occurred in late June in southeastern West Virginia caused millions of dollars worth of damage and ruined the homes and livelihoods of many West Virginians, including many Shepherd University students living in that part of the state. Those of us at Shepherd and in the Eastern Panhandle were fortunate that we were not affected by the destruction caused by the flood.

Shepherd University is asking alumni, donors, and friends to contribute to the fundraising effort, Student Relief Fund–To Aid Shepherd Students Affected by the Flood. Many of our students, as well as incoming freshmen, have lost their homes and possessions. Their family members have lost their income due to the destruction of their workplaces, and the students themselves may need assistance with tuition to attend Shepherd this fall.

The Shepherd Student Relief Fund is designed to help students continue their educational goals and not delay attending during the fall semester.

You can donate to the Shepherd Student Relief Fund in several ways:

For more information and to read about students who live in the region hit by flooding, visit