President Holoman responds to Hurricane Harvey

Dear Centenary Community,

Our hearts go out to the people affected by the tragic flooding in Texas and Louisiana caused by Hurricane Harvey. We have many friends, family, and alumni in the affected areas and our thoughts are with them in these catastrophic circumstances.

We have contacted those students who we know of whose families may have been affected. If any of our students have concerns or need any kind of assistance, please contact Chaplain Lindy Broderick at lbroderick@centenary.edu or 318-869-5112 who can direct you to the proper person.

For all of the Centenary community, please continue to monitor the storm. The current forecast has it passing through our area as a tropical storm during the day on Thursday. The campus has been prepared and we do not anticipate any disruption to schedules, but we will respond to any changes as they occur.

We have also been in touch with our fellow colleges in the flooded areas and in the weeks and months to come will continue to explore ways that we can support them in recovery. I know you join me in supporting them and wishing them, and all those affected, strength and comfort in this difficult time.

In addition, if you wish to support regional recovery efforts, the following link offers ways to participate: http://www.texasmonthly.com/the-daily-post/ways-can-help-people-hurricane-harvey/.

Also, the United Methodist Committee on Relief has ways to help: http://www.umcor.org/umcor/resources/news-stories/2017/august/0825umcorrespondstoharvey.

Locally, Asbury United Methodist Church, 3200 Airline Drive, Bossier City, is hosting a Cleaning Kit assembly on Wednesday at 5:15 pm. Folks are asked to bring items with them. Asbury will supply some of the items, but the more folks bring, the more buckets they can produce. More information is available here.

Christopher L. Holoman

President