On September 1, the unthinkable happened.
The remnants of Hurricane Ida spawned a tornado that ripped through the middle of the Temple Ambler Campus and our surrounding community.
The damage to campus buildings and our Arboretum gardens has been severe. Many buildings suffered roof and water damage and a considerable number of trees have been lost.
Recovery efforts have continued steadily with an army of people working tirelessly to get the campus and the Ambler Arboretum back open as soon as possible. In-person classes resumed on Wednesday, September 15, as recovery efforts continue.
We are extremely grateful that none of our students, faculty or staff were injured, and we mourn the loss of members of our local communities. Please know that we are here for you as we all continue to recover and rebuild.
Together we are #ReadytoRebuild and #ComeBackStronger!
Supporting Ambler Campus Relief Efforts
So many of you have expressed interest in supporting Temple Ambler in so many ways.
Temple University has established a Relief Fund supporting the Ambler Campus, Ambler Arboretum and Temple Ambler Field Station recovery efforts.
With a gift today, you can help Temple Ambler rebuild and recover, even as students come back to the classroom and maintenance crews work tirelessly to return the campus to a place of learning and reflection for the Temple community. Learn more about the fund at http://www.giving.temple.edu/AmblerAid. View the Relief Fund video at https://bit.ly/3AhPQRf.
Volunteering in Ambler Arboretum
So many people have expressed how they would like to help the Ambler Arboretum and Ambler Campus with recovery efforts directly on campus.
If you are interested in becoming an Ambler Arboretum volunteer, please fill out our online volunteer form. You may also contact email@example.com with questions about helping in the Ambler Arboretum.