“The Student Emergency Fund, which also includes Grizzlies Helping Grizzlies, is a unique program that provides assistance to students in times of emergency and great need. Often, these situations can threaten to derail a student’s education. But with your generosity, we can help these students persevere through difficult times,” according to a post on the school’s website. “Grizzlies create caring and supportive relationships that are essential to success, learning, persistence and graduation, and support institutional health and community growth. We can strive to attain all of these goals by helping our students.”
According to the school, donations came from faculty, alumni, students and the board of trustees.
“We have had an outpouring of contributions from the GGC Board of Trustees for the Student Emergency Fund,” Bartow Morgan, Jr., BOT chair, said in a statement. “Assisting our students who need that hand up during this challenging time has been a special honor for the board to support.”