With clean up after Hurricane Harvey well underway and Hurricane Irma set to make landfall later this week, McPherson College students, faculty and staff are participating in several relief efforts organized by the Office of Spiritual Life & Service.

On Sept. 8 in the basement of Miller Library from 1 to 5 p.m., the campus will assemble hygiene kits that will be distributed to emergency shelters.

McPherson College is donating the supplies for the kits, which are part of Church World Service’s response to the recent disaster. Volunteers are encouraged to come for any amount of time on Friday to assemble the kits. They will be delivered to Wichita and then taken directly to a drop off site.

The college has also reached out to the roughly 20 students who attend McPherson College from the Houston area.

Other opportunities to support relief efforts include:

— Donate school supplies – Items can be dropped off at the Spiritual Life & Service office in Miller Library from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sept. 7 or at the Maker’s Space in Miller Library on Friday from 9 a.m. to noon or 1 to 5 p.m. The items will be packaged and mailed to United Way for distribution to schools affected by Hurricane Harvey.

— Support college students financially through #harveyHELP— Leaders from across higher education in Texas joined with the Communities Foundation of Texas to launch a crowdfunding campaign to give emergency aid packages to college students impacted by Hurricane Harvey to help them stay in school.

This program is being shared with colleges through ICUT, the Texas athletic conference is equivalent to the KCAC. Donations can be made at the #harveyHELP GoFundMe page.