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Campus Gathers Funds for “Hope for Haiti”

“Hope for Haiti” at Penn State York
Shane Moore, a freshman at Penn State York, makes a donation toward relief efforts for Haiti .Cynthia Jones, staff assistant in the Penn State York Student Affairs Affairs office, keeps an eye on the "Help for Haiti" donation jug while it is on display in
1/20/2010 —

Penn State York students, faculty, and staff have joined forces to gather funds for Haitian relief after the massive 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit the island of Haiti outside of the capital city, Port Au Prince on Tuesday, Jan. 12. A “Hope for Haiti” jug has been created and campus and community are encouraged to donate spare change, cash, or checks through Wednesday, Jan. 27. Once the campaign is complete, all of the money collected will be sent to various relief organizations.

The “Hope for Haiti” jug is located in the Student Affairs office in the Joe and Rosie Ruhl Student Community Center and will also be available outside the Lion’s Den during the common hour, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 12 – 1 p.m., and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12 – 1:30 p.m. The idea for the jug came from Cynthia Jones, staff assistant in the Student Affairs office, who arrived on campus Jan. 12 after seeing the devastation and said, “We should do something,” and they did.

In addition to the collection site on campus, an e-mail was sent to the campus community providing contact information for the numerous other organizations collecting funds for Haiti relief.

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