January 14, 2010

Campus Community Can Contribute to Haiti Earthquake Relief Efforts

The Case Western Reserve University community is rallying together to support victims of the earthquake that nearly destroyed parts of Haiti this week.

Answering the call for help, the Hallinan Project for Peace and Social Justice and the Center for Civic Engagement and Learning (CCEL) are collecting funds to send to Partners in Health, a nonprofit organization that works in Haiti and other parts of the world to provide medical services to the world's sickest and poorest individuals.

Checks for the Haiti earthquake relief efforts should be made out to Case Western Reserve University and sent to Alice Bach, 105 Mather House, or to Mayo Bulloch, CCEL office in Thwing Center.

Campus community members are also encouraging each other to help in other ways. Omar Gutierrez, an anthropology student, has sent e-mails to his contact lists about the Red Cross mobile text fundraising effort.

"I pray that you are doing what you can in your community to support Haiti," Gutierrez wrote. "And please be reminded that our support will be needed long after the news cameras have departed."

Case Daily will provide updates about other campus relief initiatives as information becomes available.

For more information contact Kimyette Finley, 216.368.0521.

Posted by: Kimyette Finley, January 14, 2010 11:33 AM | News Topics: Alumnet, Alumni, Faculty, Staff, Students, international, news

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