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The devastation left behind by the tornadoes on May 19-20 has prompted many in the Central community to want to help those in need, including many of our faculty, staff, students and alumni. Considering Central’s basic tenets of Community, Character and Civility, this outpouring of concern is no surprise, and we want to make it possible for you to help.

Working with multiple university personnel and departments, as well as local and state agencies, we have identified several opportunities for Central students, faculty and staff to get involved. The information below will direct you to ways you can contribute your time, money or other resources to support recovery efforts.

Our thoughts and prayers remain with all of those affected; however, we know the Broncho spirit will shine through, as it always does, as neighbors help each other recover. We thank each of you for embodying this spirit in whichever way you choose.


Volunteer / Give

If you want to help but don’t know what to do, or if you want to give and don’t know what is needed or where to donate, we encourage you to contact the UCO Volunteer and Service Learning Center for information on giving and volunteering. Or you may contact the local American Red Cross chapter at 405-228-9500 to join their volunteer and giving efforts.


UCO Cares Fund

You can donate money to help those members of the UCO community affected by the tornadoes by giving to the new UCO Cares Fund, which provides financial support for Central faculty and staff members impacted by disasters. You may make a contribution to the program through the UCO Foundation by calling the office at ext. 2770; going to their office in Room 102, Evans Hall; or visiting at ucogiving.org. Simply designate your gift to UCO Cares. In the coming days, we will send more information about how members of the Central community may apply for program assistance.


Offer Resources

If you know of resources such as vehicles or other equipment that may be useful in the recovery effort, please contact Norman Nieves, UCO's director of emergency management, at ext. 2219 or nnieves@uco.edu.


General Questions

If you have further questions, email centralcares@uco.edu.