Eleven days after Hurricane Ike slammed the coast of Texas, residents of Houston are finally given permission to return home and assess property damage. Property losses are now estimated to be as high as Hurricane Katrina much the result of the Category 4 storm surge.
The city of Houston has received a great deal of support by those within the community. Over 1,600 college students, faculty and staff from the University of Houston have been lending their support through a number of relief efforts across Houston. The school developed a Cougars Helping Cougars Hurricane Ike Relief Fund collecting donations for UH faculty and students.
Campus Solutions, Inc. commends the University of Houston and their students and faculty volunteers who have responded in relief efforts. Houston’s mayor, Bill White’s asked, “all Houstonians to think about their neighbors” and Houston’s largest campus responded in droves. Here is a link to Cougars Care, the university’s commitment to supporting the community in the aftermath of Hurricane Ike. The school is working with the Red Cross and FEMA to lend support to community projects and has developed a number of school-sponsored dontation centers.