Student Fundraiser Nets More than $1,500 for Haitian Relief
About 200 students, faculty and staff attended a special pizza luncheon fundraiser on Thursday, Jan. 28 at Kochoff Hall to raise money to assist in the relief efforts in Haiti. More than $1,500 was raised at the event, with all proceeds going to the American Red Cross.
Participants were asked to contribute at least $3 for pizza and a drink, with many generously giving more. The student-run fundraiser featured videos and speakers throughout the event.
Student leaders say other fundraising events are being considered to raise money and keep awareness high as Haiti continues to rebuild following the devastating earthquake that rocked the country on Jan. 12.
Watch this Web site for news and information about future fundraising efforts.
UM-Dearborn Supports Haiti Earthquake Relief
On January 12, 2010, a massive earthquake struck the nation of Haiti. The country is struggling to dig out from the devastation, with hundreds-of-thousands of people dead or injured. Relief efforts are underway with aid beginning to pour in from around the world. Still, the needs are so great that more help is needed. It will be months, even years before the country will be able to rebuild.
UM-Dearborn students, faculty, staff and alumni are gearing up to support the relief efforts. The greatest need at this time is monetary donations because the destruction of Haitiís airports and ports has left the shipment of goods and materials moving at a slow pace.
Students are already responding. More than 15 UM-Dearborn on-campus student organizations have joined together to establish plans for ongoing fundraising efforts.
Faculty and staff are considering how they can contribute to raising funds.
A Message from Chancellor Daniel Little:
Dear Campus Community,
The nation of Haiti and its people need our help and support as they work to rebuild their country following the January 12 earthquake, which recorded a magnitude of 7.1. The physical devastation is massive and the toll on the people of Haiti will be felt for years to come. It will literally takes months and years for the country to rebuild.
I applaud the students, faculty, staff and alumni of UM-Dearborn who have given so far, and I encourage everyone in our campus community to join in the relief effort. Even in this difficult economy here in Michigan, itís uplifting to see people give to others in need. It reinforces my sense of pride in the people of our University of Michigan-Dearborn community.
No gesture is too small when the need is so great. Please give what you can to support the relief efforts.