COVID-19 Update: Student Life Emergency Fund

   COVID-19 Updates | Posted on April 7, 2020

Dear Friend of Andrews University,

The COVID-19 outbreak is, first and foremost, an enormous human tragedy, affecting hundreds of thousands of people across the world. You are daily experiencing the impact of this pandemic in your life as well as the lives of your family, colleagues and friends. It is also having an immediate and growing impact on the everyday lives of our own Andrews University students.

The various types of student needs pose immense challenges amidst the pressures of finishing the semester strong while quickly adapting to remote learning. Many of our students are already living on a shoestring budget and now face dire financial circumstances. Students rely on jobs for food, rent and tuition but many have, unfortunately, been laid off. Others need childcare as schools are closing, access to better technology as classes move online, and, most immediately, food when meals are in doubt.

At Andrews, we trust that our heavenly Father walks beside us in this time of calamity. We also know that God is calling each of us to be the hands and feet of Jesus to take His justice and mercy into a world that is suffering.

There will be some resources available later in the month through the federal government’s CARES Act that will enable us to help some students with a portion of their basic needs. Inevitably, these resources will fall significantly short of meeting our students’ urgent needs for food and rental assistance. Hence, Andrews University has created the Student Life COVID-19 Emergency Fund to support struggling students impacted by COVID-19.

If you are in a position to respond, please help us in making sure our students have the resources they need to continue their education amidst this global crisis. Your gift today to the Student Life COVID-19 Emergency Fund will directly and immediately impact the lives of students. We invite you to click here and give.

“But what does the Lord require of you, But to do justly, To love mercy, And to walk humbly with your God?” (Micah 6:8)

With care,

Frances Faehner
Vice President for Campus & Student Life