HPU Family Supports Community During COVID-19 Pandemic

High Point University is donating 14,000 bottles of water to various organizations in the community. These caring efforts were made possible by the HPU Cares Fund. You can contribute your support during these unprecedented times at https://engage.highpoint.edu/hpucares.


HIGH POINT, N.C., April 6, 2020 – The High Point University family is giving back to the community they call home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“From health and wellness, to volunteering, to supplying medical provisions for frontline responders, HPU is grateful to reside in a community that takes care of one another, just as we’re committed to helping take care of our community,” says HPU President Nido Qubein. “With faithful courage, our community and our nation will move forward to a better future. Remember that this too shall pass.”

Below is a list of donations made by the HPU Family:

  • 14,000 bottles of water are being donated to Greater High Point Food Alliance, Guilford County EMS, Community Clinic of High Point, High Point Fire Department, High Point Police Department, High Point Housing Authority, High Point Physical Therapy Pro Bono Clinic, Macedonia Family Resource Center and Open Door Ministries and other area organizations.
  • 5,000 HPU ponchos were donated to Guilford County EMS in case PPE supplies are depleted.
  • More than 4,000 meals were donated to Open Door Ministries.
  • In the tradition of HPU supporting the United Way of Greater High Point with a $250,000 gift, the university donated an additional $50,000 specifically for the United Way’s Emergency Fund when COVID-19 began impacting the Piedmont Triad. In total this year, HPU has contributed $301,700 to the United Way.
  • HPU’s Dr. Kim Reich, associate professor of exercise science, and students are finding new ways to serve children and families during these uncertain times by working with D-Up on health promotion campaigns and activities.
  • HPU’s Dr. David Bergen, chair and professor of human relations and nonprofit studies, partnered with D-Up’s PNAC on Washington Street in High Point to collect and distribute food to socioeconomically challenged families.
  • Undergraduate science students are writing letters to retirement home communities.
  • STEM activities for K-8 parents and students using Lego bricks posted on YouTube by Stout School of Education faculty and students.
  • Virtual astronomy shows available for local elementary school children.
  • HPU Mobile Lab is hosting a virtual Meet-A-Scientist session.

This is a glimpse of how HPU is helping the surrounding community during the COVID-19 pandemic. More information will be forthcoming.

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