Earthquake in Haiti: Mason’s Response

Posted: January 21, 2010 at 12:20 pm

As in past natural disasters, the George Mason University community has banded together to help victims caught up in tragedy.

Mason has developed a web site, Earthquake in Haiti: Mason’s Response, which will serve as a clearinghouse for efforts and events to support relief in Haiti.

Fortunately, no Mason students or faculty or staff members in Haiti at the time of the earthquake were injured. Ten Mason students affiliated with a local church group visiting Haiti were not harmed and have returned to the United States.

Mason President Alan Merten urged the Mason community to support efforts to help the people of Haiti.

“Any help you can provide will be of enormous benefit to the Haitian people,” he said. “Our thoughts and prayers are with all those who have been affected by this tragedy.”

Many students, student organizations, staff and faculty members are already assisting in the relief effort by holding fund-raising activities.

For a complete list of activities, which is being updated as events are organized, see the web site.

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