Pepperdine Responds to the EarthquaKe in Haiti
Message from the President
Our world suffered a great tragedy on Tuesday, January 12, when a massive earthquake struck Haiti. In the days and hours since, we have learned that the loss of life is staggering. I know that the sorrow we all feel is tremendous.
As aid begins to reach the devastated country, I am heartened to witness the goodness of friends, neighbors, and even strangers. People worldwide—including members of our Pepperdine community—have come together to offer prayers, give money, and provide assistance in support of the Haitian people.
I know that many of you would like to help those impacted by this disaster. I encourage you to consider one of the trusted sources listed on this Web page, and keep the people of Haiti in your thoughts and prayers.
We will continue to update this page with more information as it becomes available.
May God bless you,
Pepperdine IT and Friends Respond to Haiti
In response to the devastating earthquake, Pepperdine Information Technology (IT) organized a division-wide donation drive to raise $1,000 for Haiti's earthquake victims. Many IT employees participated in the donation drive, some of whom already made personal donations. The Provost's office, Payson Library staff, and Graduate School of Education and Psychology staff also participated after learning of IT's effort through word of month. On Monday, Feb. 8, $1,221 was delivered to the West Los Angeles American Red Cross chapter for the Haiti Relief Effort.
Law School Raises Funds with "Share the Love" Contest
Share the Love, a fundraiser held among students at the Pepperdine School of Law, has raised more than $700 this year, donating the proceeds to World Vision for Haiti. The fundraiser is a challenge between first, second, and third-year students.
Here is the breakdown:
Update from the University Church of Christ: As of Tuesday, Feb. 9, the University Church of Christ has raised $11,285.10 for Haiti since the first earthquake hit. Funds have been sent to Healing Hands International, a Church of Christ disaster relief organization based out of Nashville, Tennessee. Healing Hands is very active in Haiti relief efforts.
Donate your Dining Points: Students may donate up to 50 meal points (each point is worth $1) from their meal card for Haiti Relief. The funds collected will be transferred to the UN World Food Program.
Interested students should contact Conni Quigley in Dining Services during business hours. Donations will be taken up until March 31.
Share the Love - Each year, students at the School of Law organize Share the Love, a one-week fundraising effort to support a ministry or people in need. This year, Share the Love will be three weeks long and will be contributing its money to World Vision for Haiti. Share the Love began on Monday, Jan. 25 and will end on Friday, Feb. 13. For more information, contact Kim McCall.
International Programs Responds to Earthquakes in Haiti - International Programs is partnering with World Vision to help provide financial support for Haitians. Visit their office on the second floor of the Thornton Administrative Center, where there is a booth where cash and check donations will be accepted and then sent to World Vision. The goal is to raise at least $1 per student at Pepperdine … a total of $3,200. Prayer cards are also available with images from the disaster on one side and names of those that are still lost on the other. Visit the International Programs Web site for more information.