Vandal Community Relief
Make a Difference for Idaho Students & Communities in Need
In light of the extraordinary circumstances brought about by the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), University of Idaho students are facing unforeseen challenges that threaten to seriously disrupt their learning experience. Likewise, Idaho's healthcare workforce is facing unprecedented challenges as they prepare for and treat this pandemic in every corner of the state.
Members of the generous Vandal community have asked how they can help. The University of Idaho is making every effort to support and protect students during this uncertain time, and you can help us do even more at an individual level. You can also help deliver specialized coronavirus training to Idaho's healthcare professionals. Please consider making a gift to have an immediate and meaningful impact for Idaho students and our communities.
Bruce & Kathy Pitman Fund for Student Emergencies
Many University of Idaho students are encountering financial hardships as a result of COVID-19 (coronavirus). Unplanned trips home, reduced job hours, stress caused by uncertainty and other factors put students at higher risk for dropping out. Emergency funds have an immediate impact by helping students with travel costs, technology for remote learning, mental health support and other unforeseen needs. Your gift will help students overcome barriers to their academic journey and stay on track with their educational goals.
Vandal Food Pantry
Students should be able to focus on their studies without the burden of food insecurity – a serious problem facing students at any time, but even more so as students deal with unexpected expenses as a result of COVID-19. The Vandal Food Pantry provides food to students and community members in need at multiple locations, free of charge. Your gift will provide much-needed funds to purchase non-perishable food when food stocks run low, and may enable the program to expand to meet additional demands.
Project ECHO – Telehealth Training for Coronavirus
As the coronavirus pandemic impacts resources and capacity of health systems throughout the state, health care providers need access to high quality and accurate information about patient care. Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) connects Idaho’s healthcare workforce to top health officials in Idaho and throughout the United States via video conferencing. Your gift makes it possible for health care providers throughout Idaho to simply call in to learn the latest information and discuss strategies to address the epidemic in Idaho.
Please consider making a gift to meet one or all of these urgent needs. Together, the Vandal Family will work through this challenging time. We extend our deepest gratitude for your support and, most importantly, we hope you and your loved ones are healthy and safe.
Thank you and go Vandals!