» Hurricane Relief

As communities recover from the impact of Hurricane Harvey and prepare for the impact of Hurricane Irma, the following efforts and websites provide important information, resources, and updates to help you stay informed of and involved in relief efforts.

What you can do to help

What you can do to help

Before embarking on a new relief effort, consider participating in or helping to coordinate any of the following efforts already being planned by members of the Chapman family:

  • Hoops for Harvey Charity Tournament (September 22, 2017)
  • Donation Drive at the Chapman Family Homecoming Celebration (October 7, 2017)
  • Benefit Concert (Date TBD) 
  • Hurricane Katrina Travel Course (January 2018)
    • Ongoing since 2008, LEAD 485/EDUC 585: Leadership in the Eye of the Storm has engaged 101 students and faculty in contributing over 2,500 hours of service to the New Orleans community.  Confirmed in May 2017 prior to the recent hurricanes, this service-learning travel course provides a deep immersion into the the lessons learned since the time of Hurricane Katrina - lessons that will be very relevant to the relief efforts underway for the impacted communities of the Gulf Coast.
    • For more information, contact Chris Hutchison, Ph.D. at hutchiso@chapman.edu 
  • Alternative Spring Break to Houston (March 2018)
    • Coordinated by Civic Engagement Initiatives
    • For more information, contact civic@chapman.edu 


All members of the Chapman family are encouraged to donate through any of the organizations below.  When making a donation, be sure to associate it with Chapman University so that we can track our collective impact!

  • Houston Food Bank (click make this gift on behalf of an organization)
  • Healthcare for the Homeless (add Chapman University in the memo field when making your donation)
  • Houston Humane Society (add Chapman University in the Name of Organization field)
  • The Miami Foundation (click This donation is being made on behalf of a company and add Chapman University in the Special Instructions field)
    • The Hurricane Relief Fund will support recovery and rebuilding work driven by organizations on the ground.
    • The Irma Caribbean Strong Relief Fund will support relief efforts in small Caribbean island nations and territories, including Antigua & Barbuda, U.S. Virgin Islands and the Bahamas.
    • The Irma Community Recovery Fund will support relief efforts for Florida’s marginalized communities, ensuring residents in poverty have access to critical services and resources.
  • Week of Compassion (add Chapman University, Orange, CA in the Congregation, City, State fields)