UVM, Fundacion de Libertad stand together with Haiti
Please join in the efforts of Fundacion de Libertad, the University of Vermont (UVM) and Partners in Health in providing relief to Haiti. UVM students, staff, and faculty have been involved with humanitarian work in Haiti and with Haitian migrant communities in neighboring Dominican Republic for many years, most recently through medical missions and service-learning courses. Now is the time to build on our established ties and join in solidarity with the community of Batey Libertad and Haiti to support ongoing relief efforts. We will be supporting the many efforts by sending our raised funds to Partners in Health, a medical group working in Haiti since 1987. Founded by Dr. Paul Farmer — the subject of this past year’s UVM book pick Mountains Beyond Mountains — Partners in Health has been a model for the world for health care delivery to the poor.
There are a variety of ways to make donations in support of the UVM Haiti Relief Fund:
- If you’re in Burlington, visit one of our convenient locations on campus to drop off donations, including the Davis Center Information Desks, Waterman Building Information Desk, UVM Bookstore, Bailey Howe Library Information Desk, and Dana Medical Library.
- Contribute directly to Partners in Health by clicking here or sending a check made out to Partners In Health with “Haiti” in the memo line to: Partners In Health, P.O. Box 845578, Boston, MA 02284-557.
- Donate to the UVM Haiti Relief Fund with a check sent to: UVM Haiti Relief Fund, Grasse Mount, 411 Main Street, Burlington, Vermont 05405.
In addition, the University will collect donations from January 19, 2010 until January 29, 2010 in the spirit of our Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration, through “A Week of Giving” program. Look for information at the events. All of the donations collected at UVM will go directly to Partners in Health in Haiti. Finally, the Office of Student Life Leadership and Civic Engagement web site has additional information http://www.uvm.edu/~lce/ on relief efforts in Haiti.
Thank you everyone for your kindness, prayers and support during this difficult time.
UVM and the Community of Batey Libertad
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