Dear DRC Friends and Alumni,
First, let us say thank you to all who have donated to DRC this giving season!
It's clear that you understand the importance of our research and service and see the value in student participation, which is at the core of DRC's mission.
Your generous support helps to provide students at the Disaster Research Center with the unique #DRCExperience, one that perhaps you yourself benefited from in the past. With the money raised from your donations, students will be able to present their independent research and participate in meetings both in the US and abroad; have access to a continuously growing collection, providing them with vital and unique research resources; and gain tremendous field experience through quick response and field research deployments. Your gifts to DRC impact the professional development and education of individual students - our future disaster researchers and informed practitioners.
Read what one grateful student writes:
"Donations given in support of DRC made it possible for me to travel to Houston this fall to conduct quick response field research following Hurricane Harvey. This was an invaluable opportunity as it has helped to shape my research focus and greatly improved my field research skills. I cannot say thank you enough to the donors who made that experience possible." - Rachel Slotter, DRC Graduate Research Assistant
We want you to be an active member of our DRC community too. Please visit our website drc.udel.edu to check out other ways you can engage with DRC. We are always looking for individuals to share their experience as guest speakers or to host an intern or practicum student! And do watch DRC updates throughout the year in our Dispatch and on the DRC Facebook page.
Again, thank you! We appreciate your support.
James Kendra & Tricia Wachtendorf
Directors, Disaster Research Center
P.S. If you haven't yet made your donation to DRC, it's not too late! Give your gift today. Donations made through 31 December are (still) tax deductible for 2017.