|Davidson College Responds to Events in Haiti
January 26, 2010
Contact: Stacey Schmeidel
From fundraisers to supply drives, from awareness initiatives to moments of prayer, Davidson students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members are responding to the earthquake that devastated Haiti in mid-January. A fundraising drive at the College Union has so far raised nearly $3,000 for the American Red Cross and Presbyterian Disaster Assistance.
Here, an ongoing list of how the Davidson community is supporting relief efforts in Haiti.
Students, faculty and staff are working with the Community Service Office and the Chaplain's Office to organize a unified, ongoing response to the tragedy in Haiti.
Week of March 15
Over-the Counter Medical Supply Drive
Engage for Change and MAPS (Minority Association of Pre-medical Students) will sponsor an over the counter medical supply drive to benefit an NGO in Haiti. A list of supply needs along with the location of drop boxes will be posted in mid-February.
Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 1 and 2
Helping Hands for Haiti, Room-Cleaning Fundraiser
The brothers of Phi Delta Theta will raise money for Haitian relief by cleaning rooms in residence halls for a minimum of $10. All proceeds will benefit the medical clinic at LaCroix Haiti New Testament Mission, where one of the brothers will spend time this summer. Students who would like their dorm rooms cleaned should contact Phi Delt Service Chair John Behm.
Friday, Jan. 15
Prayers for Haiti, Chambers Flagpole
Students, faculty, and staff gathered at the Chambers flagpole to offer prayers and a moment of silence for the people of Haiti. The event was sponsored by the Chaplain's Office.
For updated information, go to www.DavidsonNews.net.
Sunday, Jan. 31
Davidson Cares: A Community Response to the Disaster in Haiti
Congregation House, Davidson College Presbyterian Church
1:15 PM - Gathering, instructions and pep rally
1:30 PM - Stop Hunger Now packing begins, educational station open
3:15 PM - Interfaith Worship Service in the DCPC Sanctuary
Individuals and churches from Davidson and surrounding communities will come together to package 30,000 meals for Stop Hunger Now, a Raleigh-based organization that provides nutritious dry food to people in the developing world. A Davidson alumnus will speak about his service work in Haiti. Following the food packaging, all are invited to a worship service in the DCPC sanctuary; the service offering will be donated to Habitat for Humanity and the Red Cross. Sponsored by the Davidson Ministerial Association.
Saturday, Jan. 23
All-Day Concert for Haiti, Summit Coffee