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September 17, 2013
President Tony Frank addresses the campus community about the historic Colorado flood.
We begin a new week at Colorado State University fully aware that Colorado remains in a state of emergency, as many of our friends and neighbors today are still stranded, evacuated, or struggling with the loss of their homes, communities, and loved ones. Over the weekend, several students have contacted me wondering how they could help – and how we as a campus community can help – given the monumental scope of this disaster.
The greatest need at the moment is funding to address the immediate needs of flood victims. There are a number of ways you can donate, and any gift – no matter how small – will help.
The University continues to provide whatever assistance we can to emergency personnel as they conduct their rescue and evacuation efforts. Our CSU Extension team has been assisting at the evacuation center over the weekend to provide information, and a list of flood- related resources is online. You also can follow the latest flood news and information about safe travel routes online. View the latest flooding updates from the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office.
At times like this, it’s easy to feel helpless and depressed, and the University Counseling Center and Employee Assistance Program are available to support any members of our community who need counseling services or support.
Most of all, I ask that each of us do what we can to comfort and aid one another over the coming days and weeks, as our state begins its long process of recovery and healing. Every act of generosity and kindness matters – whatever we can give, we should give. Most of all, let’s offer up our thoughts, prayers, and best wishes for those who have suffered losses and for the emergency personnel on the ground and in the air need who need our shared strength and support.
Dr. Tony Frank