Help for Haiti

13 Jan

DePaul President Fr. Holtschneider has eased the worry of alumni, students, faculty and staff at DePaul by sharing this news via e-mail: “to our knowledge, there are no current DePaul University study-abroad students, faculty or members of the professional staff presently in Haiti.”

While we are grateful that no direct members of the DePaul family are in Haiti, many there are suffering from the tragic earthquake. If you’d like to help, here are a few places where you can offer your support:

>> Catholic Relief Services
To donate, call 1-877-HELP-CRS, donate online at or send a check to Catholic Relief Services, P.O. Box 17090, Baltimore, MD 21203-7090. In the memo portion of your check, write: Haiti Earthquake

>> World Food Programme
They’ve established a special link for the DePaul community:

>> International Committee of the Red Cross
According to their website: “Your contribution will be attributed to all our activities in Haiti, approximately half of the budget for which will be dedicated to the victims of the earthquake.”

Excerpt from the UNICEF executive director’s statement: “UNICEF is deploying necessary supplies to Jacmel and Port-au-Prince as quickly as possible to assist with recovery efforts including clean water and sanitation, therapeutic foods, medical supplies and temporary shelter.”

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