If you are among those struggling with the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, please know that our hearts go out to you, and our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. As someone whose home was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina, I know firsthand how much an offer of assistance — no matter how great or small — can mean during a time like this.
Chapters across the country are already asking how they can best support our PTK family in the affected areas. In response, we have established the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund.
In the same way that the Oberndorf Lifeline to Completion Scholarship helps members who face an unanticipated need, all donations made to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund will be used to help members stay enrolled and on track to complete college despite this tremendous setback.
Chapters and regions have also expressed interest in supporting recovery efforts through volunteering. In order to keep the affected areas clear for first responders, we feel as though this would not be helpful at this time. We will continue work with the Texas Regional Coordinator, advisors, and college presidents to determine how we can best support members, chapters, and colleges as recovery efforts continue.
Time and time again, Phi Theta Kappa members have demonstrated their strong ability to persist in the face of all kinds of obstacles. The Phi Theta Kappa family stands ready to offer our assistance during the difficult process of recovery. Please join me in making a donation to support our members in need — and encourage others to do the same.
Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner is president and CEO of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. If you would like to reach Lynn, please contact her liaison, Fredrica Tyes, at firstname.lastname@example.org.