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Haitian Earthquake Relief Efforts

Haiti Rescue - Photo used with permission of AmeriCares

As international aid organizations work feverishly to help victims in Haiti, individuals around the globe, including those in the IUP community, are participating in relief efforts in numerous ways. While not endorsing any single group or agency*, IUP Service Learning has compiled a resource list on information about large, international organizations that are lending assistance.

Recent Donations
The Sutton Chapter of Mortar Board held a hot chocolate sale in the Oak Grove and raised $109 for the Haiti Relief Fund. 

The IUP Interfraternity Council and Panhellenic Council recently requested each chapter to donate one dollar per member, resulting in a $462 donation.

RHC Dial-a-Dog, a hot dog sale held on Super Bowl Sunday in Wallwork Hall, raised $166.

The IUP Drill Team held a talent show in the Delaware Room on March 19 and raised $200.91.

The Delaney/Putt Living/Learning community held a hygiene drive for Haiti Relief and collected 294 items which were delivered to the Brothers Brother organization for shipment to Haiti.

Thank you for all donations!

 

Text Donations 

You can donate to the relief efforts of the American Red Cross by texting “HAITI” to “90999.” You will be billed $10 to your cell phone bill. As of January 15, the Red Cross has reported that $10 million has been donated through text messaging.

On-line Donations 

American Red Cross International Response Fund
AmeriCares
Brothers Brother Foundation
Clinton Bush Haiti Fund

Partners in Health
UNICEF 

Information for Finding Family and Friends in Haiti 

International Committee of the Red Cross Family Link 
CNN iReport 

Families of Americans living in Haiti are encouraged to contact the U.S. Department of State, Office of Overseas Citizens Services, at 888-407-4747.

Higher Education and Haiti 

As the world focuses on the disaster in Haiti, stories about those related to higher education continue to emerge. The country’s largest institution, the University of Haiti, was demolished, and other schools are located in hard-hit Port-au-Prince. You can read more at University World News.

PASSHE Establishes Haitian Earthquake Relief Fund 

The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) has established a relief fund to help coordinate efforts to support victims of the devastating earthquake that struck the island nation earlier this month.

IUP Responds to the Crisis in Haiti 

More than a thousand students and faculty members from university theater programs across the region, along with dozens of professionals from around the country, donated $1,000 for Haiti’s earthquake-relief efforts during the Region II Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, hosted at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, January 12–16, 2010.

In addition, IUP, through the Intercollegiate Athletics Department, has provided support to the children of Haiti for the past two years through the Hearts for the Hungry program. In that time, IUP Athletic Department coaches, student-athletes, and athletic administrators have donated more than 670 hours of service for this project. On February 16, Dr. Frank Condino, IUP athletic director, will return to Haiti to offer service.

Haitian Relief Initiative Sessions Information

At the January Initiative meeting sponsored by the Office of Service Learning, discussion was held regarding a fund which has been set up for IUP fundraising efforts for Haiti relief. Checks made payable to IUP or cash can be submitted to Diane Stipcak in the Career Development Center in 302 Pratt Hall.

If your organization is conducting a fundraiser for Haiti, please include the following when submitting your donation:

  1. Volunteer roster: List the team leader, student volunteers, and total amount of volunteer hours that your group put into fundraising.
  2. Include the name of your fundraising group, club, fraternity, or sorority, etc.
  3. Include a brief description of your event.

Thank you for your work with Haiti relief!

(Please keep checking this site as IUP develops programs and further efforts to assist the earthquake victims.) 

*This list is not comprehensive, and inclusion does not constitute an endorsement by IUP.

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