Dear alumni and friends,
The AKUANNA Hurricane Harvey Task Force continues to work hard to assist those affected by the flood. Following is an update of our meeting last night which included the Alumni residing in Houston.
PHASE 1 – Assuring safety of, and offering immediate assistance to our alumni
With the assistance of the Houston Alumni, other alumni and AKU, we have identified those who reside in the affected area including Alumni, Fellows and Residents. We are also in the process of identifying any AKU medical students in Houston for electives.
94 Alumni have been identified who live in Houston or surrounding areas. Only 15 AKU alumni remain that we have been unable to contact. At least three Alumni have significant damage to their house. All three are safe, Alhamdulillah.
Alumni in the area continue to provide accommodation for any who need assistance.
PHASE 2 – Medical Volunteering
We are proud of our AKU Alumni who are assisting in rescuing people locally, and providing medical care at the local medical centers.
Additionally, AKU Alumni have volunteered in the local cities to assist with medical care for the evacuees at the Convention Center and others are raising funds through the city and local mosques.
APPNA continues to provide opportunity for volunteering as well for the same purpose.
PHASE 3 – Public Donations
AKU Alumni have donated to multiple organizations to assist with flood relief. With our assistance, APPNA is able to provide food bags for those affected and seeking shelter.
The AKUANNA Hurricane Harvey Task force, with the Houston Alumni’s help, is also identifying any further funding needs for the local community. We will keep you updated regarding this effort.
Thank you to all those who have assisted us in making this happen, especially the alumni in Houston. We are proud of what you do.
AKUAANA Hurricane Harvey Disaster Task Force