Student Letter regarding Haiti Efforts
Dear Faculty and Staff,
Over the last several months, our university community has mobilized to assist in Haiti relief efforts through our Hope for Haiti Task Force. The FIU Family has already begun many individual projects, but there is still much left to do. Our South Florida Community is the closest in the world to the Haitian Diaspora, and as the gateway to Latin American and the Caribbean, Haiti is literally in our backyard.
At FIU, we, your students, are committed to raising at least one dollar for every student at the university. We are fortunate to be joined by Columbus Networks, who have generously pledged to match up to $25,000 of whatever we raise. We're excited to kickoff this campaign today, and hope that you will support this effort. You will be able to make donations quickly and easily at the FIU Bookstores at both the Modesto Maidique Campus and the Biscayne Bay Campus as well as at the MMC Recreation Center. We hope that you will give whatever you can to help in this extraordinary effort. Every dollar counts!
With the University of Haiti all but totally destroyed, we are blessed to have the opportunity to get an education that its worlds ahead at FIU. Let's come together as a Golden Panther community to have a huge impact on Haiti's future! Please support our campaign for Haiti relief.
Thank you in advance for your consideration.
In Golden Panther Spirit,
Helena Ramirez Christin "Cici" Battle
Student Body President - MMC Student Body President - BBC
Nick Autiello Denise Halpin
Student Body Vice President - MMC Student Body Vice President - BBC
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