Amherst College Katrina Relief

Photos: Lyle McGeoch (top); Samuel Masinter '04

Amherst College Responds to Hurricane Katrina

The Amherst College Community is committed to helping the people of the Gulf Coast recover fully from the effects of Hurricane Katrina. We hope to pool the resources of the college, the town of Amherst, the Five-College Region and the greater Pioneer Valley, and work together toward relief efforts.

Donate now to D'Iberville Middle School!

Still from Gritty CityUpcoming Events

Gritty City Film Screening: Documenting the Rebuilding Effort
Wednesday, May 3 at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Campus Center Theater
$2 (all funds will help buy classroom supplies for D'Iberville Middle School)

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Amherst Athletics to Provide Helping Hand for Holidays

Amherst College Community Adopts Katrina-Ravaged D'Iberville Middle School: Left under eight feet of water in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, D'Iberville was one of the most devastated schools in the Harrison County School District. Read Amherst's news release and donate online.

Amherst College Responds to Faculty Displaced by Hurricane Katrina: At the opening convocation of the academic year, President Anthony W. Marx told students and faculty, “We at Amherst College must act firmly to help those in need” in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Read Amherst's news release and President Marx's Convocation Address.

Five College Responses to Katrina: Learn about activities at Hampshire, Mt. Holyoke, Smith and U. Mass.

"...soon to be headed for Louisiana is Amherst College lacrosse coach Tom Carmean. Student athletes at the school are helping Carmean load a rental truck with canned goods, water, baby products and other items." Read more in the Eyewitness News story, Bay State volunteers chip for relief in Gulf Coast.

John Daniel Pourciau '05, who delivered the address to the seniors at Amherst College in May, wrote a moving letter in the The New York Times (Sept. 1). "Though born and raised in Louisiana, I recently graduated from Amherst College. I know firsthand the warmth and compassion of the people in the New England and mid-Atlantic regions. Your fellow citizens need your help badly. Thousand upon thousands of people have seen their homes buried under water. Some are able to see the terrible images of the destruction only from miles away. Others are still trapped in their flooded homes. What is needed is aid, in whatever form it can be given."