With a dynamic effort to assist students in need of financial support, Florida A&M University creates a site dedicated to the Haiti relief efforts.
As an earthquake killed thousands and destroyed the country’s infrastructure earlier this week in Haiti, President James Ammons said the university has created a mobile campaign. People can text the word “Relief” to 50555 and all donations will go to the FAMU-Haiti Relief Fund.
There are currently 80 FAMU students who are residents of Haiti.
For more information go to www.famu.edu/haitirelief.
Posted below is a statement from President James Ammons, which is featured on the site:
Dear FAMU Family, Supporters and Friends:
Welcome to the website for the Florida A&M University-Haiti Relief Effort. As a FAMU community, our hearts go out to the residents of Haiti whose lives have been forever changed by this catastrophic earthquake which occurred on Tuesday, January 12, 2010.
Florida A&M University has nearly 80 students enrolled who are residents of Haiti and many more who have family members residing there. The university has launched an effort to assist those students who are from the area to deal with the tragedy and has established the FAMU-Haiti Relief Fund through the FAMU Foundation to provide financial support to the earthquake-stricken area. You can also donate to the FAMU-Haiti Relief Fund through our mobile giving campaign by texting the word “Relief” to 50555.
We are asking members and supporters of the FAMU family to support our efforts and to keep us informed about ways that we can assist those who are in need. We are asking that you keep our Office of International Education and Development aware of any concerns that you may have as we continue our relief efforts. Our Interim Assistant Vice President of that office, Joseph V. Jones, can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. This is the link to make an online donation:https://secure.qgiv.com/cps_donors/?key=famu&restrict=1.FAMU Haiti Relief Fund-1583
Help us in our efforts to rebuild and support Haiti.
James H. Ammons
Web sites where you can help with the relief efforts:
- Unicef: www.unicef.org/
- Red Cross: www.redcross.org/
- Doctors Without Borders: doctorswithoutborders.org/
- Save the Children: http://www.savethechildren.org/
- Yele Haiti: www.yele.org/
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