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University of the Rockies Supports Hurricane Matthew Disaster Relief Efforts

University of the Rockies, a leading graduate school of social and behavioral studies, has made an additional donation to the American Red Cross to support disaster relief efforts from Hurricane Matthew. University of the Rockies currently supports the American Red Cross through the university’s Mile High chapter and is a bronze member for the American Red Cross’ Ready365 giving program, a corporate and foundation partnership opportunity. 

“We have students and faculty members that live in areas damaged by Hurricane Matthew,” said Dr. Dawn Iwamoto, University of the Rockies president and CEO. “In addition to supporting our local Denver community, it is important to University of the Rockies that we contribute to the communities in which our students and employees live and work.”

According to the American Red Cross, U.S. officials are reporting damage from Florida to the Carolinas due to Hurricane Matthew of at least $10 billion, making Matthew the costliest hurricane since Hurricane Sandy hit in 2012. With Hurricane Matthew disaster relief, the American Red Cross has provided 85,000 overnight stays in shelters; served more than 444,000 meals and snacks; distributed more than 78,000 relief items; deployed 225 response vehicles to deliver relief in hard-hit areas; and supported more than 13,000 health and mental health services to victims of Matthew.

For more information or to donate to the American Red Cross, visit www.redcross.org.

 

About University of the Rockies

University of the Rockies is a leading graduate school of the social and behavioral sciences that offers programs for students seeking their PhD, PsyD, or Master of Arts degree. Based in Denver, Colo., the University provides students with the convenience of an online education. While working toward a degree from anywhere in the country, students enjoy access to industry professionals, research, and publishing opportunities. For more information, please visit www.rockies.edu/, www.twitter.com/URockies, www.facebook.com/UniversityoftheRockies, or call Marianne Perez, Media Relations Manager, at 866.621.0124 x11636. 


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