Haiti’s recent earthquake has encouraged Mercyhurst faculty and students to step up efforts to raise money.
Mercyhurst College’s own Dennis Dirkmaat, department chair of Forensic Schiences, is on a team being sent by the Kenyon International Emergency Services to the Dominican Republic to a morgue to process remains and get them sent back to their families.
The School of Social Sciences has issued the other schools within campus a challenge to see who can raise the most money to donate to Haiti.
Staff, colleagues, and friends in administrative positions who don’t have a specific school to donate can still donate by picking their favorite school and giving in their name.
The school who has the most money raised gets to pick which organization the money is donated to.
The choices are the American Red Cross, Doctors Without Borders, Americares, the International Relief Committee, or Partners in Health.
Each school will have different collection offices and people, and checks can be made out to Mercyhurst College with a notation saying ‘Haiti Relief Fund.’
Checks should be sent to the Advancement Office in order to receive a receipt for tax records.
Questions or comments can be sent to Randy Clemons at extension 2358 or Shirley Greene at extension 2266.
Also on campus, there will be a week-long fundraising effort from Monday, Feb. 1 through Friday, Feb. 5 in order to raise money for Haiti.
Any RSCO officer who is interested should attend a meeting on Tuesday, Jan 26 at 4:30 p.m. in the MSG Chambers to obtain information and discuss how best to serve Haiti.
The discussion will decide what organizations would use the money best to help Haiti and which activities would raise the most money.
Officers should converse with their members as to what might be of interest.
Any questions can be directed to Beth Boyd at email@example.com or Greg Baker at firstname.lastname@example.org.