Trent University raises over $70,000 in emergency support for students impacted by coronavirus

A campaign at Trent University in Peterborough, Ont., to support students impacted by the coronavirus pandemic has raised more than $70,000.

The university announced Monday the #TrentUCares initiative has seen alumni, faculty, staff and the community contribute $70,000 in donations to its Student Rapid Relief Fund, which was established specifically to assist Trent students experiencing financial hardships due to COVID-19.

Trent University closed all of its campuses on March 16, however, many classes and courses shifted to online.

“The response so far has been tremendous,” stated Sherry Booth, director of philanthropy at Trent. “We had so many reach out who wanted to help either financially or by offering words of encouragement.

“The ongoing #TrentUCares campaign reinforces just how much the Trent family is committed and responsive to the challenges facing the world today.”

The SRRF is part of the ongoing #TrentUCares campaign, which also features ongoing support and a social media component offering words of encouragement for Trent students.

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