Help a Bruin - Chancellor's Emergency Flood Relief Fund
After the Flood
On July 29th, a 93-year-old pipe ruptured on Sunset Boulevard near the Westwood Plaza entrance to UCLA, flooding campus facilities including Pauley Pavilion, Drake Stadium, the John Wooden Center, the Athletics Hall of Fame and two major parking structures with about 20 million gallons of water.
*(Image courtesy of the Daily Bruin, Credit: Harrison Liddiard)
Thousands of students, faculty, staff and campus visitors have been affected. Their needs are immediate and acute.
Assistance from insurance is coming, but it will take months for that to happen. Even when aid does arrive, it will not be enough in many cases.
One staffer, for example, who commutes to and from the San Fernando Valley, dropping his daughters off at school on the way, fears that the full value of his car will be greater than the money he will receive from insurance.
Another, whose 14-year old car was totaled, cannot afford a monthly car payment because of existing family hardship.
You Asked How You Can Help. Here’s the Answer.
Folks from every corner of our university family and the larger community have come forward and offered their help.
We have established the Chancellor’s Emergency Flood Relief Fund to bring immediate assistance to those individuals affected by the flood.
One hundred percent of your gift goes toward relief.
*(Image courtesy of the Daily Bruin, Credit: Jessica Zhou)
Show Your Support
You can give directly via this site. Or you can make a donation over the phone or through a securities exchange gift. Contact a UCLA representative at (310) 825-2454.
If you have any additional questions regarding your gift, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
And after you give, change your Facebook and Twitter profile picture to get the word out. Let us know how you’ve helped via social media using the hashtag #UCLAFloodRelief.
Thank you for helping a Bruin.
We will keep you updated on the progress of our efforts to secure relief for those affected by the flood through our social media and other communications outlets.
At a time like this, we discover how big our community really is, and we are proud of how quickly we have all come together. Just like optimists always do.
*(Cover and Tile images courtesy of the Daily Bruin, Credit: Jessica Zhou)