As all of us are aware, a tremendous tragedy occurred in Haiti during our winter break. Recent reports indicate that over 200,000 individuals are estimated to be dead. Those who survived now face a struggle to find things such as water, food and shelter, elements of life that we often take for granted. As SMU Students we are very fortunate to be ok at this time and not in a position of need. As citizens of not only the SMU community but of a global community we have a civic obligation to help our neighbors in Haiti.
We would like to invite you to participate in SMU's earthquake relief campaign: SMU's Heart Beats for Haiti. The goal of this campaign is to raise as much money over a three week period beginning Monday, January 25th and ending Monday, February 15th to be given to the Clinton-Bush Relief Fund. Through uniting together as one SMU, we're sure that the school can accomplish something to be proud of!
There will be tables set up outside Hughes-Trigg and Umphrey Lee to donate with cash, check or Pony. Donations of $10 or more will purchase a "heart" to be proudly displayed in Hughes-Trigg. While these numbers are set to purchase a heart, we are also accepting any extra donations or smaller donations.
Finally, we encourage to attend events hosted by organizations throughout the three weeks. It is inspiring to see so many organizations already working together but we would like to see SMU uniting together as one body to give one gift.
To donate, please bring cash or checks to the comptroller in SAMSA. Checks should be made out to "SMU's Heart Beats for Haiti." Thank you for your time and we look forward to working with all of you to do our part in solving this catastrophe.
Gold Donors: $500-999
President R. Gerald Turner and Mrs. Gail Turner
Dr. Lori White
Mediterranean Sea Food
Silver Donors: $100-499
Kappa Kappa Gamma
SMU Memorial Health Center
SMU Department of English
Dedman Center for Recreational Sports Staff
Bronze Donors: $0-99
Dr. Joseph Kobylka
M J Johnson
Donors names on hearts posted on the windows of the west entrance to the Hughes-Trigg Student Center
How do I donate?* There are many ways to donate!
Hughes Trigg West Bridge Tables
Through your Student Senator
Bring a check or cash to the SAMSA!**
Want to volunteer at a table?
Want to volunteer to collect donations at our Hughes Trigg West Bridge Table? Contact Nicola Muchnikoff (email@example.com) or Rachel Carey (firstname.lastname@example.org) for available times and sign ups.
* Cash, Check & Pony Express Accepted
** Please bring your cash or check to Ms. Lydia Dale in the SAMSA or mail to: Lydia Dale
PO Box 750436
Dallas, TX 75275-0436
*** All checks should be made out to "SMU's Heart Beats for Haiti"
Please direct any questions to Student Body President, Patrick Kobler at email@example.com.
Wednesday, Jan. 27th JD's Chippery The first 100 people to donate $10 or more at Hughes Trigg will receive a free JD's chippery cookie!
Tuesday & Wednesday Feb. 2nd-3rd $40 Jay Z Concert Tickets 200 Tickets to see Jay Z at the American Airlines Center on February 23rd will begin being sold next week (week of Monday Feb. 1st) for a discounted price of $40. A piece of the proceeds will go towards the campaign.
VSA Bob Tea Sale Wednesday, Feb. 3rd Purchase Boba Tea from the VSA at their Hughes Trigg west bridge table from 10:45am until they sell out! Sales benefit Haiti.
SPARC Pins For Sale
SPARC (Students Promoting Awareness Responsibility and Citizenship)-- is selling "Hope for Haiti" pins. Cost $3 each. They have 500 pins to sell.
Perkins School of Theology - Prayer Vigil
A prayer Vigil for Haiti will be held on Friday, Feb. 12, 2010 at 12:30 near the Flag Pole.
Pokey O's & Students For a Better Society
Students for a Better Society will be teaming up with Pokey O's this Tuesday, February 9 to raise funds for Haiti. Pokey O's will donate 20% of its profits to the Haiti Relief Effort from 7pm-11pm that day.
Friday, January 29th Wesley had a movie night $10 at the Wesley House; all proceeds went to Haiti.
"Salsa for Haiti" CHAS, LULAC, SHPE, KDChi, ODPhi, Sigma Lambda Gamma, and Sigma Lambda Beta.
Thursday, February 11, in the Hughes-Trigg Commons from 7-10pm. Entrance is $5 and all proceeds will go directly to SMU's Heart Beats for Haiti relief fund. The DJ will be playing latin music, hip hop, and top 40.
Pi Kappa Alpha Date Auction
Date Auction to benefit SMUs Heart Beats for Haiti campaign.
Thursday Feb. 11th 10:30 at M Street Social Lounge
For Faculty and Staff SMU's wellness programs for Faculty and Staff will support the SMU's Heart Beats for Haiti campaign by allowing employees to award themselves one WELLPOWER spirit credit if they make a donation. More information can be found at www.smu.edu/hr/healthy.