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FAMU Establishes Haiti Relief Fund

January 14, 2010

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida A&M University (FAMU) President James H. Ammons has formed a Haiti Relief Planning Committee to coordinate the university’s effort to provide assistance to Haiti and to FAMU students, faculty and staff whose families were impacted by the disasters. 

FAMU will focus on supporting indigenous organizations or those with a local presence such as Doctors Without Borders.

Ammons has asked that the committee with ensure that the money donated for this relief effort aid those who are truly in need and provide necessities and medical supplies for the victims.  

“As an institution of higher learning with “Excellence with Caring” as our motto, we cannot sit idly by while our neighbors are suffering,” said FAMU President Ammons.  “We must assist in the humanitarian effort and also make sure that we have systems in place to meet the needs of our students, faculty and staff who may be affected in some way by the disaster.”

FAMU has scheduled a meeting for Friday, January 15, at 4 p.m. in Lee Hall Auditorium to talk with students who are from Haiti to see how the university can help.
   
To learn more about the FAMU/Haiti Relief Effort Fund, visit www.famu.edu/haitirelief. Additionally, donations can be mailed to the FAMU Foundation, Inc., P.O. Box 6562, Tallahassee, Florida 32314.  The memo line should read “Haiti Relief.”

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