How students can help Hurricane Harvey victims

Hannah Lee

Hurricane Harvey has caused catastrophic damage across Texas. Photo courtesy of CNN.

Hurricane Harvey has affected thousands of people in Texas and there will be a long rebuilding process following catastrophic storm.

Here are some ways students can help the victims of Hurricane Harvey:

Donating Blood

Although there are no blood drives reported to be on campus this week, students still can donate blood by going to a local donor center. The closest donor center to UNF is at the Mayo Clinic. They are open from 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for most of this week. To find other donor centers or blood drives around campus, click here.

Jacksonville Armada

According to the Armada’s owner, Robert Palmer, the Jacksonville Armada is donating 100% of their online ticket sales this week to Hurricane Harvey relief. So you can enjoy a game at Hodges Stadium while giving back to a good cause. Tickets can be bought here.

Buying Armada FC tickets this week will help send relief to Texas. Photo courtesy of Robert Palmer

American Red Cross

Students can donate a minimum of $10 to the American Red Cross simply by texting HARVEY to 90999 or to visit

Salvation Army

According to Action News Jax, the Salvation Army in Jacksonville is sending mobile kitchens to Texas. The mobile kitchen can serve up to 1,500 meals a day and will leave for Texas tomorrow. The best way to donate to the Salvation Army is by texting STORM to 51555 to donate $10 to their efforts.

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