Texas Tech University

Housing Collects Donation Items for Flood Relief in Texas

K'Leigh Sims

June 30, 2015

The items were donated to the Salvation Army.

University Student Housing Donation Drive
University Student Housing gathered items to help Texas flood victims in the Houston and Dallas communities.

After several treacherous rainfalls in Texas this year caused many towns and homes to flood, Texas Tech University's Student Housing collected items for relief in a donation drive June 4-15.

“Outreach and service are important ways University Student Housing staff practice servant leadership and give back to our community,” said D'aun Green, senior associate managing director of housing. “We highly encourage our staff members and students living with us to give of their time, talents and resources to help others.”

Items such as cleaning supplies, tools, toiletry items, diapers, baby formula, bulk food items, clothing and blankets were donated to the Lubbock branch of the Salvation Army to be deployed to teams in affected areas, such as the Houston and Dallas communities.

Shannon Suddeth, community relations and development director with the Salvation Army in Lubbock, said the items donated were very appreciated.

“We really appreciate all the work Texas Tech does and provides for us,” she said. “The items University Student Housing collected were used for the Texas floods and they collected a wide array of goods. We're excited and very thankful for their donation.”

An entire vanload was donated by University Student Housing and was sent to the affected areas last week (June 21-27).

“Having experienced a bit of flooding here in Lubbock, and knowing the impact on our community, we knew we wanted to help the Salvation Army provide the needed items to those who have been adversely affected by the flooding all over the state,” Green said. “These types of experiences bring us closer together as a department and remind us how fortunate we really are.

“We appreciate those who gave and we hope the items provided will give hope and healing to those who have lost so much.”