Whereas all members of the Texas Tech Senate have vicariously experienced the suffering and anguish of our fellow citizens on the Gulf Coast, who have lost loved ones, property, and (at least temporarily) their communities; and


Whereas resources are being collected for ongoing relief efforts in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, and Mississippi; and


Whereas evacuees in need of support have arrived in our own Lubbock community;


Be it resolved that the Faculty Senate of Texas Tech University wholeheartedly endorses, and urges faculty support of, the efforts of the Texas Tech Katrina Relief Committee, and of other appropriate University and community initiatives attempting to help the victims of this tragedy.