For Ohio: Ohio State Students Need Financial Assistance Amidst Coronavirus Crisis

By Kevin Harrish on April 7, 2020 at 4:05 pm
Lincoln Tower shines in the distance.

We're living in uncertain times during the COVID-19 outbreak, but Ohio is gonna get through it together – and have some fun along the way.

The coronavirus outbreak hasn't been particularly kind to anybody, and current Ohio State students are no exception.

The unprecedented crisis has left students with a wide variety of issues including housing concerns, losses of income, food insecurity, travel expenses, and a lack of access to resources needed for online education, with no real way to address them.

That's where you could come in, if you're able to help.

The Buckeye Funder Project is collecting donations to help these Buckeyes in an extremely unique time of need.

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak affects all of us and changed campus life, but our commitment to championing students and their potential to succeed endures. Undergraduate, graduate, professional, domestic and international students have many immediate, unexpected needs as a result of these unprecedented times. (...)

Various funds across campus provide grants to enrolled students to assist them in overcoming these challenges. Your support of the fund provides students with rent, food or supplies so they can focus on their educational experiences. The university is committed to helping our Buckeyes in a variety of ways, and this is just another effort to maximize the Ohio State experience for all students. 

If you want to help, you have the option of choosing to assist a student in a particular college. If there's not a need in the college you choose, the funds will go to a student in another college.

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Waiters, bartenders and other furloughed workers at Cooper’s Hawk Winery and Restaurant can cross at least one coronavirus worry off their list: putting food on the table.

Managers and chefs are making family meals for all furloughed employees throughout the 43-unit chain, including the 154 workers at the Easton location.

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“The meals were the first thing we rolled out. We thought people will be in need of food, not only for them but for their families.”

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