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HAITI CHERIE CAMPAIGN
XAVIER UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA
 

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Haiti Cherie Update – December 21, 2010

In keeping with the spirit of this holiday season, the Haiti Cherie committee would like to take the opportunity to thank the Xavier University community for its outpouring of support following the deadly earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12, 2010. 

Haiti’s capital city, Port-au-Prince, was destroyed and more than 200,000 people were killed. The magnitude of this disaster is now compounded by the recent outbreak of cholera making Haiti’s recovery an even longer and arduous one.  One lesson Hurricane Katrina taught us is that such a large scale recovery is complex and takes time.  In the spirit of Saint Katharine Drexel, we are committed to continue our support for Haiti and its recovery.

In conjunction with our fund-raising efforts, we organized a Haitian film series and a food drive. This fall, the Haiti Cherie committee co-sponsored several Haiti-focused programs. These included a panel discussion on health disparities, in keeping with the theme of the freshman seminar text Mountains Beyond Mountains. We also assisted with the current exhibition of photographs by Haitian students from La Vallée, continuing into January 2011, plus another panel discussion on Haitian art and culture.

This summer, Dr. Pamela Franco visited Haiti as part of a medical mission headed by Dr. Charles Rene of the Haitian Association for Human Development (AHDH) of New Orleans. She visited high schools in the La Vallée de Jacmel area trying to assess needs and to determine how Xavier can assist with the rebuilding and recovery of that area. The list is long, from basics like pens, pencils, protractors, notebooks etc. to teachers’ salaries and building repairs. With the urgency of the recent cholera outbreak, this project is now on hold.

To date, your contributions to the Haiti Cherie effort have exceeded $16,000. We disbursed $9,000 in equal amounts several months ago to the following agencies: Yéle Haiti, Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, and the Haitian Association for Human Development of New Orleans (AHDH). This month we made an additional $5,000 donation in support of the Haitian Association’s recent appeal by Dr. Charles René for increased support to ramp up the group's medical missions in response to the recent cholera epidemic. 

In this season of giving, the Haiti Cherie committee thanks you for your generosity during the past year.  We hope you will remember the people of Haiti in 2011, and continue your support. Jwaye Nowel e Bonn Ane!!

Haiti Cherie Update – March 19, 2010

Thanks to everybody who showed up for last weekend's "Rock the Mic Mixer" benefit concert. If you were there last Saturday, you saw the XU Haiti Cherie relief Committee present donation checks to the three organizations that have been designated to benefit from our fund-raising efforts. Each organization has received a $3,000 check from the Xavier community as of last week.

Thanks to your support so far, the University has raised a total of more than $13,000 in cash, checks and pledges being made through the campus payroll deduction plan. That amount already exceeds our original goal to raise at least $10,000 but as we all know here in post-Katrina New Orleans, the victims in Haiti will need our support for many more months to come.

If you are a Xavier employee, please consider making your pledge through the payroll deduction option. To down load a payroll deduction authorization form, visit the university's Human Resources web site page: http://www.xula.edu/human-resources/index.php.

Also: Please be advised that our Tuesday and Friday cash donations will cease being collected at lunchtime in the University Center lobby on Tuesdays and Fridays after March 26. Likewise, next Friday will be your last opportunity to pre-order one of the Haiti Relief commemorative T-shirts. If you haven't passed by the U/C lobby to make a donation or order your T-shirt, next week is the last chance!


Thanks again for your support and for your generosity toward the people of Haiti.

Haiti Cherie Update - March 12, 2010

The University's ongoing Haiti Cherie campaign, a coordinated relief effort to support victims of the Haiti Earthquake, is still moving along thanks to continuing support from XU students, faculty and staff members. Here is your weekly update. Please remember that donations are still being collected at lunchtime in the University Center (11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.) on Tuesdays and Fridays.


Benefit Concert

A “Rock the Mic Mixer” benefit concert for Haiti Earthquake Relief will be held Saturday (March 13) from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the University Center Ballroom. The concert will feature the XU Jazz band under the direction of Dr. Tim Turner, the Haitian music band Tropical Vibrations, as well as other performers. Guest speakers, all Haitians who recently returned from Haiti, include Dr. Charles Rene (AHDH), Wadner Pierre (journalist), and Jean-Guy Celestin (VP at Dryades Bank).  Admission is $3. Visit HERE for more info.

Film Series

The Haitian Film Series continues Wednesday (March 17) with the viewing of On the Road to Fondwa, at 12:15 p.m. in the University Center Room 205. This film tells the story of the vision of Fr. Joseph Philippe and the people of Fondwa who, in the late 1980s, decided to develop their village as a self-sustaining economy. Dr. Monique Guillory will provide additional commentary and lead discussion. It’s a brown bag event, so pack your lunch. Visit HERE for more info.

Cash Donations & T-Shirts

We are still collecting monetary donations for the relief effort, and taking pre-sale orders for special commemorative Haiti Relief T-shirts, on Tuesdays & Fridays between 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. at the University Center. Funds collected will support our three designated relief organizations, namely: the New Orleans-based Association Haitenne de Developpement Humain, the Yele Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund and the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament Haiti Mission.

Payroll Deductions

XU Faculty and Staff employees are still being encouraged to donate to the Haiti Cherie earthquake relief fund through payroll deduction. To down load a payroll deduction authorization form visit HERE.

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Haiti Cherie Update - March 04, 2010

The University's ongoing Haiti Cherie campaign, a coordinated relief effort to support victims of the Haiti Earthquake, is still moving along thanks to continuing support from XU students, faculty and staff members. Here is your weekly update. Please remember that donations are still being collected at lunchtime in the University Center (11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.) on Tuesdays and Fridays.


Benefit Concert

A “Rock the Mic Mixer” benefit concert for Haiti Earthquake Relief will be held Saturday (March 13) from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the University Center Ballroom. The concert will feature the XU Jazz band under the direction of Dr. Tim Turner, the Haitian music band Tropical Vibrations, as well as other performers. Guest speakers, all Haitians who recently returned from Haiti, include Dr. Charles Rene (AHDH), Wadner Pierre (journalist), and Jean-Guy Celestin (VP at Dryades Bank).  Admission is $3. Visit HERE for more info.

Film Series

The Haitian Film Series continues Wednesday (March 17) with the viewing of On the Road to Fondwa, at 12:15 p.m. in the University Center Room 205. This film tells the story of the vision of Fr. Joseph Philippe and the people of Fondwa who, in the late 1980s, decided to develop their village as a self-sustaining economy. Dr. Monique Guillory will provide additional commentary and lead discussion. It’s a brown bag event, so pack your lunch. Visit HERE for more info.

Cash Donations & T-Shirts

We are still collecting monetary donations for the relief effort, and taking pre-sale orders for special commemorative Haiti Relief T-shirts, on Tuesdays & Fridays between 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. at the University Center. Funds collected will support our three designated relief organizations, namely: the New Orleans-based Association Haitenne de Developpement Humain, the Yele Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund and the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament Haiti Mission.

Payroll Deductions

XU Faculty and Staff employees are still being encouraged to donate to the Haiti Cherie earthquake relief fund through payroll deduction. To down load a payroll deduction authorization form visit HERE.

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HAITI CHERIE UPDATE - February 25, 2010

The university's ongoing Haiti Cherie campaign, a coordinated relief effort to support victims of the Haiti Earthquake, is still moving along thanks to continuing support from Xavier students, faculty and staff members. Here is your weekly update and please remember that donations are still being collected at lunchtime in the University Center (11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.) on Tuesdays and Fridays:

FOOD DRIVE UPDATE

Thanks again to everyone who participated in the Food Drive just before Mardi Gras.  A total of seven boxes of canned and dried food items plus 25 packages of water were collected in one day.  Those items are on their way to Jacmel, Haiti by barge and will arrive next week.

BENEFIT CONCERT

A benefit concert for Haiti Earthquake Relief is being organized for March 12, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the University Center Ballroom. The concert will feature an authentic Haitian band, as well as the Xavier Jazz band, along with speakers who have just returned from relief missions to Haiti.

FILM SERIES

The university's Haitian Film Series debuted Thursday evening, Feb. 24 on campus with the movie Egalite' for All: Toussaint l'Ouverture and the Haitian Revolution followed by a panel discussion. The next film and panel discussion will take place March 17 at 12:00 noon in the University Center, Room 205.

CASH DONATIONS & T-SHIRTS

Don’t forget we are still collecting monetary donations for the relief effort, and taking pre-sale orders for special commemorative Haiti Relief T-shirts, on Tuesdays & Fridays between 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. at the University Center.  Funds collected will support our three designated relief organizations, namely: the New Orleans-based Association Haitenne de Developpement Humain, the Yele Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund and the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament Haiti Mission.

PAYROLL DEDUCTIONS

XU Faculty and Staff employees are still being encouraged to donate to the Haiti Cherie earthquake relief fund through payroll deduction. To down load a payroll deduction authorization form visit http://www.xula.edu/human-resources/index.php

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HAITI CHERIE UPDATE - February 18, 2010

FOOD DRIVE UPDATE

A big thanks to all who donated to the Haiti Cherie Relief Campaign's campus food collection drive held last Friday, February 12. Your donations will be transferred next week by barge to the port of Jacmel, Haiti under the auspices of the Haitian Association for Humanitarian Development (AHDH) one of our designated relief agencies.

HAITIAN FILM SERIES @ X-U!

Interested in learning more about the history and culture of Haiti, in the wake of last month's tragic earthquake? Then be sure to mark your calendars next Thursday, February 25, at 6:00pm for the first of our special Haitian Film Series at Xavier to take place over the next three months. Thursday's presentation will be the 2009 PBS documentary "Egalite' for All: Toussaint L'Ouverture & the Haitian Revolution" followed by a panel discussion led by X-U History professor Elizabeth Manley. See attached flier for more info on the film series.

TEE-SHIRTS

Student volunteers are taking orders Tuesdays and Fridays at lunchtime in the University Center for the official Haiti Cherie T-shirts. It’s a great way for you to show that you supported the cause. Shirts will be $15 each, pre-paid.

PAYROLL DEDUCTION REMINDER

Another reminder for all X-U staff and faculty employees that the Office of Human Resources has established a special payroll deduction option for those who wish to use that option to donate to the campus Haitian earthquake relief fund. To down load the special Haiti Relief payroll deduction form, employees may visit the Human Resources web page to determine how much they wish to give and over how many pay periods. 

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Haiti Relief Update #9 - February 11, 2010

FOOD DRIVE FRIDAY @ X-U:

Please remember the campus Haiti Cherie Relief Campaign has scheduled a major food collection drive for FRIDAY (Feb. 12) from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

All X-U students, faculty and staff are encouraged to collect needed food items. Requested items are un-opened packages of non-perishable foods such as rice, beans, oil, salt, bottled water and canned goods – including canned meats like tuna, chicken, corned beef, salmon and sardines. 

These items may be dropped off at one of three campus locations:

1. College of Pharmacy Lobby
- coordinator: Randall Schexnayder at 520-7431

2. University Center Lobby
- coordinator: Deon Ridgell at 520-5133

3. Xavier South Lobby
- coordinator: Larry Calvin at 520-7537

Be sure to encourage your fellow students and co-workers to participate in this latest Haiti Cherie relief effort by collecting these needed food items for donation on Friday.

Donations will be transferred by barge to the port of Jacmel, Haiti under the auspices of the Haitian Association for Humanitarian Development (AHDH), one of our designated relief agencies.

TEE-SHIRTS 


Student volunteers are taking orders Tuesdays and Thursdays at lunchtime in the University Center for special Haiti Cherie T-shirts. It’s a great way for you to show that you supported the cause. Shirts will be $15 each.

PAYROLL DEDUCTION UPDATE


A reminder that the Office of Human Resources has established a special payroll deduction option for staff and faculty members who wish to use that option to donate to the campus Haitian earthquake relief fund. To down load the special Haiti Relief payroll deduction form, employees may visit the Human Resources web page to determine how much they wish to give and over how many pay periods.  

REMEMBER THE HAITI FOOD DRIVE ON FRIDAY! Let's show everybody that the Xavier community cares for our brethren in Haiti.

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Haiti Relief Update #8 - February 09, 2010

FOOD DRIVE THIS WEEK AT XAVIER

The campus Haiti Cherie Relief Drive expands this week with a major collection drive on FRIDAY (Feb. 12) for essential food items needed to assist the victims of the January earthquake in Haiti. If you have been wondering how the Xavier campus can help besides donating money, now is your opportunity.

We encourage all X-U students, faculty and staff to begin collecting needed food items and drug items [listed below] this week, so they can be brought to a special pick-up location Friday at the University Center. Our donations will be taken by truck to a deep sea barge being towed next week all the way to Haiti, under the auspices of the Haitian Association for Humanitarian Development (AHDH) one of our designated relief agencies.

What should you collect?

The AHDH team in Haiti is requesting un-opened packages of non-perishable foods such as rice, beans, oil, salt, bottled water and canned goods – including canned meats like tuna, chicken, sardines, salmon and corned beef. 

Be sure to encourage your fellow students and co-workers to participate in this latest Haiti Cherie relief effort by collecting as much of these needed items as possible between today and Friday.

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Haiti Relief Update #7 - February 05, 2010

Three student organizations will be selling t-shirts starting TUESDAY (Feb. 9) from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. to help raise funds for the University’s Haiti earthquake relief. Look for them in the University Center Lobby where volunteers will also be collecting donations every TUESDAY and FRIDAY during that same time period.

All members of the XU community are encouraged to contribute to the University’s ongoing HAITI CHERIE (“Dearest Haiti”) campaign to benefit the victims of the Haitian earthquake. As of today the campaign has already collected nearly $12,000 in donations and pledges.

A special university fund has been established for donations from the campus community, with all funds raised being distributed equally to three separate relief organizations. [visit HERE for details]

Other events designed to raise additional funds and increase campus awarenesss are in the planning stages, including a film/speaker series, a Haitian art exhibit, a food drive and partnerships with Haitian help organizations. Stay tuned for those announcements.

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Haiti Relief Update #6 - February 02, 2010

The Xavier campus community continues its fundraising efforts for the “HAITI CHERIE” campaign to benefit the victims of the Haitian earthquake. As of today the campaign has already collected $10,893 in donations and pledges.

Dr. Pamela Franco, executive assistant for Academic Affairs and the university’s Haiti Cherie committee chair, says more will be done to help the Haitian people throughout the Spring 2010 semester.

“Our campus student organizations are busy planning special fund raising activities," she said. " A tee-shirt sale and a benefit concert are some of those planned events. Students have also inquired about visiting Haiti to help with recovery and rebuilding of the capital city.”

Franco adds that faculty and staff members have begun exploring ways to make XU students more engaged, adding that, “We hope to see the introduction of new courses and service learning projects that focus on Haiti and the rebuilding efforts.”

All students, faculty and staff are encouraged to give what they can toward ongoing relief efforts. Donations continue to be collected every Tuesday & Friday at the University Center lobby between 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m..

The Office of Human Resources has established a special employee payroll deduction option for staff and faculty members who wish to use that option to donate to the campus Haitian earthquake relief fund. [see HERE for details]

A special university fund has been established for donations from the campus community, with all funds raised being distributed equally to three separate relief organizations. [visit HERE for details]

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Haiti Relief Update #5 - January 26, 2010

The Xavier community's Haiti Cherie earthquake relief efforts continue this week on campus, with donations being collected every Tuesday & Friday at the University Center lobby between 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. The university has already raised more than $4,200 in donations since launching the Haiti earthquake relief campaign, but more needs to be done to help the Haitian people affected by this disaster throughout the Spring 2010 semester.

Meanwhile, a special "Help Haiti" campus blood drive is scheduled for Thursday (Jan. 28) between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. in the St. Michael's dormitory parking lot, sponsored by the Resident Assistants of XU. All blood donors that day will receive a free N.O. SAINTS t-shirt identifying them as a "Who Dat for Life." Donors may sign up in advance on Wednesday, Jan. 27 at the University Center lobby from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

A Mass of Hope for the Haitian People will be celebrated FRIDAY (Jan. 29) at noon in the University Chapel. The Rev. Bro. Eduardo Logiste, O.P., from Haiti will be the guest preacher.The special collection will be for the Haiti Cherie fund.

In addition, the Office of Human Resources has now established a special employee payroll deduction option for staff and faculty members who wish to use that option to donate to the campus Haitian earthquake relief fund. To access the special form created, employees may visit the Human Resources web page to determine how much they wish to give and over how many pay periods.

Campus student groups who wish to initiate their own Haiti relief fund-raising activities are encouraged to submit their ideas to Deon Ridgell at the Center for Student Leadership & Service 520-5133. Likewise, faculty and staff employees with fund-raising or programming ideas should contact Dr. Pamela Franco at the Academic Affairs office at 520-7525.

Relief Organizations to Benefit from Haiti Cherie Fund

In response to the devastation caused by the massive January earthquake in Haiti, the Xavier community launched its HAITI CHERIE ("Dearest Haiti") campaign encouraging all students, faculty and staff to donate toward ongoing relief efforts. A special university fund has been established for donations from the campus community, with all funds raised being distributed to three separate relief organizations, namely:

1) Haitian Association for Humanitarian Development - Association Haitienne de Developpement Humain, Inc is a 501(c)3 non-profit  organization founded in 1986 by Haitians in New Orleans, Louisiana  to promote the welfare of Haitians by contributing to and instituting humanitarian programs (medical, education, culture, development, etc.

2) Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament (SBS) Haiti Mission - The SBS, who also founded Xavier University, have maintained a mission in Haiti for many years and continue to provide needed services to the people there

3) Yele Haiti Earthquake Relief - Yele Haiti is the grassroots movement founded by musician Wyclef Jean that builds global awareness for Haiti while helping to transform the country through programs in education, sports, health care, etc.

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Haiti Relief Update #4 - January 22, 2010

The Xavier community has reason to be proud!

We have already raised more than $4,100 in donations since launching its special Haiti Cherie earthquake relief campaign. But more needs to be done to help the Haitian people affected by this disaster throughout the spring 2010 semester. A reminder to the XU community that SGA & staff volunteers continue to collect donations every Tuesday and Friday between 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. in the University Center lobby. Donations by check should be made payable to Xavier University of Louisiana along with the memo "Haiti earthquake relief."

In addition, the Office of Human Resources has now established a special payroll deduction option for staff and faculty employees who wish to use that option to donate to the campus Haitian earthquake relief fund. To access the special form created, employees may visit the Human Resources webpage.

Campus student groups who wish to initiate their own Haiti relief fund-raising activities are encouraged to submit their ideas to Deon Ridgell at the Center for Student Leadership & Service at 504-520-5133. Likewise, faculty and staff employees with fund-raising or programming ideas should contact Dr. Pamela Franco at the Academic Affairs office at 504-520-7525.

In response to the devastation caused by the massive earthquake in Haiti last week, the Xavier community launched its HAITI CHERIE ("Dearest Haiti") campaign encouraging all students, faculty and staff to donate toward ongoing relief efforts. A special university fund has been established for donations from the campus community, with all funds raised being distributed to three separate relief organizations. They are:

1) Haitian Association for Humanitarian Development - Association Haitienne de Developpement Humain, Inc is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 1986 by Haitians in New Orleans, Louisiana  to promote the welfare of Haitians by contributing to and instituting humanitarian programs (medical, education, culture, development, etc.

2) Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament (SBS) Haiti Mission - The SBS, who also founded Xavier University, have maintained a mission in Haiti for many years and continue to provide needed services to the people there.

3) Yele Haiti Earthquake Relief - Yele Haiti is the grassroots movement founded by musician Wyclef Jean that builds global awareness for Haiti while helping to transform the country through programs in education, sports, health care, etc.

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Haiti Relief Update #3 - January 19, 2010

A reminder to the XU community that (SGA) volunteers will continue to collect donations between 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. every Tuesday and Friday on behalf of the university's special Haiti Cherie Relief Fund at the University Center lobby.

Last Friday, on the first day of our efforts, the university raised $3,469 from students, faculty & staff employees. But much more needs to be done to help the people affected by this disaster. 

In response to the devastation caused by the massive earthquake in Haiti last week, the Xavier community launched its HAITI CHERIE ("Dearest Haiti") campaign encouraging all students, faculty and staff to donate toward ongoing relief efforts. A special university fund has been established for donations from the campus community, with all funds raised being distributed to three separate relief organizations.

They are:

1) Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament (SBS) Haiti Mission - The SBS, who also founded Xavier University, have maintained a mission in Haiti for many years and continue to provide needed services to the people there

2) Yele Haiti Earthquake Relief - Yele Haiti is the grassroots movement founded by musician Wyclef Jean that builds global awareness for Haiti while helping to transform the country through programs in education, sports, health care, etc.

3) Haitian Association for Humanitarian Development - Association Haitienne de Developpement Humain, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit  organization founded in 1986 by Haitians in New Orleans, Louisiana  to promote the welfare of Haitians by contributing to and instituting humanitarian programs (medical, education, culture, development, etc.

In addition, the university's office of Human Resources is working to establish a special payroll deduction option for staff and faculty who wish to use that option to donate to the relief efforts.

Stay tuned for regular updates on the Xavier University community's response to the Haiti earthquake disaster at the university web site at www.xula.edu.

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Haiti Relief Update #2 - January 15, 2010

Beginning TODAY and continuing every Tuesday and Friday, Student Government Association (SGA) volunteers will be collecting donations from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on behalf of the university's special Haiti Cherie Relief Fund at the University Center lobby (outside the cafeteria.)

In response to the devastation caused by the massive earthquake in Haiti this week, the Xavier community launched its HAITI CHERIE ("Dearest Haiti") campaign encouraging all students, faculty and staff to donate toward ongoing relief efforts. A special university fund has been established for donations from the campus community, with all funds raised being distributed to three separate relief organizations. They are:

1) Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament (SBS) Haiti Mission - The SBS, who also founded Xavier University, have maintained a mission in Haiti for many years and continue to provide needed services to the people there

2) Yele Haiti Earthquake Relief - Yele Haiti is the grassroots movement founded by musician Wyclef Jean that builds global awareness for Haiti while helping to transform the country through programs in education, sports, health care, etc.

3) Haitian Association for Humanitarian Development - Association Haitienne de Developpement Humain, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit  organization founded in 1986 by a group of  Haitians in New Orleans, Louisiana  who pooled their professional, intellectual, economic and cultural resources in order to promote the welfare of Haitians by contributing to and instituting humanitarian programs (medical, education, culture, development, etc) in Haiti and Louisiana.

In addition, the university's office of Human Resources is working to establish a special payroll deduction option for staff and faculty who wish to use that option  to donate to the relief efforts.

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Haiti Relief Update #1 - January 14, 2010

In response to the devastation caused by the massive earthquake in Haiti this week, and as part of a campus-wide humanitarian relief effort, the Xavier community launches its own HAITI CHERIE ("Dearest Haiti") campaign encouraging all students, faculty and staff to donate toward ongoing relief efforts. A special university fund has been established for donations from the campus community, 100% of which will be donated to relief efforts.

On Friday (Jan. 15, 2010) Student Government Association (SGA) volunteers will begin collecting donations between 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on behalf of a special Haiti Cherie Fund at the University Center lobby (outside the cafeteria.)

Also on Friday the entire campus is invited to lunch in the cafeteria where Sodexo food services promises that its Friday lunch buffet menu items will include Haitian Creole and Caribbean-themed dishes.

It is a well-established fact that Haitian and New Orleans’ culture and histories have been intertwined for more than 200 years through slavery, migration, culture, economics and religion. Also, our own Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament (SBS) who founded Xavier maintained a mission on the island for many years and they continue their work through regular yearly visits there.  So, the devastation in Haiti touches the campus community on multiple levels.

Here at Xavier we know what it is like to be devastated as the result of a disaster, and we still appreciate the generosity of others who saw our plight following Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and donated toward our recovery. Please join us for the midday launch of the Haiti Cherie relief fund by stopping by the University Center to make your donation and join us for lunch on Friday!

If you have any comments or suggestions for the campus relief effort, contact Dr. Pamela Franco at Academic Affairs at 504-520-7462.