Thoughts & Prayers – Wildfires

Over the weekend, hurricane-force winds sent multiple wildfires whipping across California, forcing more than 200,000 people to evacuate their homes and seriously injuring several firefighters.  Tens of thousands of acres have been burned and a state of emergency has been declared by the governor for the state.  Currently more than 2.5 million people are without power as a preventative measure to avoid the spread of the fires.  As dry weather and high wind speeds continue to be predicted, these conditions may continue to spark fires that could grow rampant.

We remain grateful for the thousands of firefighters, first responders, medical and emergency management workers, police and military personnel who are working tirelessly to contain the fires, and in so doing are putting their lives at risk for others, every day.  Please keep all those affected by this disaster in your thoughts and prayers.

For students who are in need of assistance, the following resources are available for support:

Center for Cura Personalis
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
(509) 313-2227

Health and Counseling Services
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
(509) 313-4052

Office of Mission and Ministry
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
(509) 313-4242

After Hours:

For 24-hour assistance, please contact Campus Security at 509-313-2222.  Campus Security will direct you to the Student Development on-call professional.

Online Resources:

An online wellness toolbox is available with various resources:

First Call for Help:

Phone 509-838-4428 for assistance. This 24-hour resource is available to provide a supportive listener, immediate help for individuals in crisis, and connection to community resources.

Be gracious to me, O God, be gracious to me, For my soul takes refuge in You;
And in the shadow of Your wings I will take refuge Until destruction passes by.  – Psalm 57:1

Thayne M. McCulloh, D.Phil., President
October 28,2019