College’s Haiti effort is ready for donations

May 3, 2010 at 12:08 pm Leave a comment

SPC is part of a statewide initiative by colleges to offer financial support to the survivors of the Haiti earthquake. The program, called Dollars for Haiti, is still in the rescue phase and is taking donations through the business offices on all campuses.

Donors will receive a sticker with each donation to show their contribution.

“Florida is a major contributor to the Haitian crisis by assisting with health care, housing and other needs of Haitian refugees,” said Tonjua Williams, Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs.

“Currently, the governor’s organization, ‘Neighbors to the Rescue’, is in dire need of funds to support the Haitians coming to Florida,” Williams said. “This is our main effort, especially since they now are coming to the Tampa Bay area.”

The fund, as part of the governor’s effort, will provide long-term recovery funding to assist with relocation expenses, employment expenses such as job training and placement, amongst other things.  Once the rescue phase is complete and college officials receive word from Gov. Crist, the recovery phase can begin.  Recovery will include the collection of orthotics and prosthetic devices and aids for rescued Haitians, and students and staff volunteering their time to serve as translators for families.

For more information about this effort and how to help, visit the Dollars for Haiti Web site.

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