UO asking for donations to help students affected by COVID-19

The university has seen a 500% increase in students asking for financial help through the crisis fund.

Posted: Mar 25, 2020 9:06 PM
Updated: Mar 26, 2020 10:32 AM

EUGENE, Ore.-- The University of Oregon is asking the public to donate money to their Student Crisis Fund as more students apply for money because of the coronavirus.

University officials sent out an email to the community saying they have seen a 500% increase in students asking for financial help through the crisis fund. The email said money from the fund helps vulnerable students pay unexpected medical bills, pay rent, or buy a plane ticket home.

University of Oregon President Michael Schill said in the email:

"We know many of our students are facing serious challenges during this unprecedented crisis. We also know that our UO family wants to help. We are doing everything in our power to protect our students' health and wellbeing. At the same time, we are deeply committed to ensuring they can continue to pursue their education. This fund will help us support our students and respond to some of their urgent individual needs."

If you would like to donate, click here.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 155787

Reported Deaths: 2212
CountyCasesDeaths
Multnomah31892529
Washington21265212
Marion18486285
Clackamas13399175
Lane10287127
Jackson8407112
Umatilla766082
Deschutes595659
Yamhill378364
Linn359156
Malheur335158
Polk306942
Klamath279155
Douglas248554
Benton234416
Josephine234452
Jefferson196028
Coos149719
Union128419
Columbia127021
Wasco122126
Lincoln113320
Hood River106929
Morrow104914
Clatsop7756
Crook77518
Baker6597
Curry4296
Tillamook4142
Lake3766
Harney2736
Grant2231
Wallowa1424
Gilliam531
Sherman530
Wheeler221
Unassigned00
Eugene
Clear
47° wxIcon
Hi: 61° Lo: 39°
Feels Like: 44°
Corvallis
Clear
45° wxIcon
Hi: 54° Lo: 36°
Feels Like: 43°
Roseburg
Partly Cloudy
53° wxIcon
Hi: 66° Lo: 36°
Feels Like: 53°
North Bend
Clear
44° wxIcon
Hi: 54° Lo: 38°
Feels Like: 44°
KEZI Radar
KEZI Temperatures
KEZI Planner

LATEST FORECAST

Community Events