COVID-19 Relief Fund

Collected: $8,075.00
Goal: $7,200.00
112%
Please help us reach our goal of providing support for HER members who have been impacted by COVID-19. Our goal is to give each member $300 to cover moving costs and loss of income.

UPDATES REGARDING COVID-19: 

Support H.E.R. Cooperative House residents during COVID-19 campus displacements


UPDATE AS OF 3/29/2020:

Donate to the COVID-19 Relief Fund

Dear H.E.R. alumnae, friends and family,

Thank you to those who responded and pledged to support current H.E.R. Residents during this health crisis. We will respond individually to those responses.

Many of the residents have left the house already, but this has, and will continue to cause uncertainty-- from lost wages, to unexpected housing costs, strain on mental and physical health, and more.

We are raising $7,200 so we can provide at least $300 to each House resident, with a target date of Sunday April 5.

Any additional funds raised above the target goal will be saved and used for future expenses that might come up long-term in the house. The money raised will go directly to the House members.

Please reach us at heralums.191@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Thank you so much for your generosity and support for H.E.R. residents during this time,

HERAA Board
Rebecca Martin, Class of 2007
Hillary Johnson, Class of 2001
Kenzie Wooters, Class of 2018
Sarah Newell, Class of 2015
Natasia Sidarta, Class of 2012
Rachel Bennett, Class of 2012
Renee Gaillard, Class of 2014

We understand many of you cannot support financially - if you have other ideas to support the H.E.R. residents, please fill out the form below:

Letter from 3/20/2020:

Dear H.E.R. alumnae, friends and family,

Boston University informed undergraduate students on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 that they are to "leave Boston University residences and return home by Sunday, March 22" because of the risks posed by the COVID-19 virus outbreak. (You can read the full announcement here: https://www.bu.edu/president/message-from-president-brown-covid-19-update/.)

Some H.E.R. residents have returned home already, but a few require immediate support related to transportation and identifying alternative housing in the Boston area. HERAA and the current student leaders on the H.E.R. Executive Board are actively working to understand specific resident needs. It has become clear that while BU administration is already providing some logistical resources (e.g., storage) and granting some appeals for certain extensions to stay on campus, there will be gaps and unmet needs.

If you are able to pledge support for H.E.R. residents during this time, please fill out this form indicating what types of supports you are willing and able to provide.

HERAA will contact you with further questions or to secure your pledged support.

You can also reach us at heralums.191@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Thank you so much for your generosity and support for H.E.R. residents during this time,

HERAA Board

Rebecca Martin, Class of 2007
Hillary Johnson, Class of 2001
Kenzie Wooters, Class of 2018
Sarah Newell, Class of 2015
Natasia Sidarta, Class of 2012
Rachel Bennett, Class of 2012
Renee Gaillard, Class of 2014

In-person Alumnae Tea & Annual Meeting Cancelled

Sunday, April 26

Harriet E. Richards Cooperative House
191 Bay State Rd

In an effort to follow CDC and WHO guidelines and reduce the spread of COVID-19, we are canceling our in-person Alumnae Tea & Annual Meeting. The HERAA Board is exploring options to host an abridged virtual meeting to celebrate our alumnae, induct seniors into HERAA, and conduct our annual Board elections online.

Please continue to save the date if able.

Visit www.her-house.org/AlumnaeTea for continued updates.


The mission of the Harriet E. Richards Cooperative House is to provide alternative, on-campus housing for undergraduate cisgender and transgender women, as well as non-binary individuals, dependent on financial-aid at Boston University.

The Harriet E. Richards Cooperative House at Boston University - also known as the H.E.R. House - is a beautiful historic brownstone located at 191 Bay State Road.

The H.E.R. House is more than an affordable place to live during undergraduate years; it is a place where twenty-four students of different backgrounds and cultures can come together and become part of a close-knit cooperative community.

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