Spring Hill College raises funds for Haiti recovery

Mon, 01/25/2010 (All day)

Jan. 25, 2010

MOBILE, Ala. – Responding to the devastation in Haiti following the Jan. 12 earthquake, Spring Hill College has raised $4,150 for the Jesuit Refugee Services USA, one of the leading organizations in providing emergency food and medical aid to the people of Haiti.

The Office of Campus Ministry collected $3,550 in donations from students, faculty and staff, as well as the Sunday Mass community, to assist the recovery efforts in Haiti. The Donnelly Scholars, a program for first-generation college students, collected an additional $600 from the SHC campus community.

Furthermore, at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Candlelight Liturgy and Celebration, students collected $200 for The Haitian Project. The Project is a Catholic mission that supports and operates Louverture Cleary School, a boarding school that serves very poor but academically high-achieving Haitian children.

Aimée Maier, a 1990 alumna of Spring Hill College, taught at Louverture Cleary and is now a member of its board of directors. Maier contacted SHC Campus Ministry about assisting the school after the earthquake. Because the school was not damaged in the disaster, it is serving as a feeding center in Haiti.

For more information about Jesuit Refugee Services USA, visit www.jrsusa.org. For more information about The Haitian Project, visit www.haitianproject.org.