IU Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies collection site for Haiti relief itemsFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jan. 14, 2009
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Late Tuesday afternoon, Haiti was struck by a 7.0-magnitude earthquake, causing widespread damage and thousands of deaths and injuries. The quake was centered about 10 miles west of Port-au-Prince, the capital city.
Indiana University's Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) has announced that while monetary donations to reputable organizations will be of greatest help during the initial period of trauma relief, CLACS will serve as a collection site for Haiti relief items. (IU News: 1/14/2010)
Update from the office of sustainability:
We’d like to pass along these opportunities to support earthquake relief efforts in Haiti:
- Text "Yele" to 501501 to donate $5 to Wyclef Jean’s organization (www.yele.org).
- Text "HAITI" to 90999 to donate $10 to the Red Cross Int'l Response Fund (www.redcross.org).
- Visit one of the following sites to donate:
- Partners in Health: https://donate.pih.org/page/contribute/haiti_earthquake?source=earthquake&subsource=email113donor
- Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders): https://donate.doctorswithoutborders.org/SSLPage.aspx?pid=197&hbc=1&source=ADR1001E1D01
- Oxfam International: https://www.oxfam.org.uk/donate/haiti-earthquake/index.php
- Mercy Corps: https://donate.mercycorps.org/donation.htm?DonorIntent=Haiti+Earthquake
- Bring medical supplies and non-perishable food items to IU’s Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) at 1125 E. Atwater Ave. They need wound dressings and bandages; rehydration packets; Chloroquine (anti-malarial); non-perishable foods (peanut butter, crackers, canned items, for instance).