Friday, January 15, 2010

Haiti Relief Efforts

Saint Peter’s College has announced the establishment of a relief fund to support those suffering in Haiti, following the recent earthquake on January 12, 2010. For members of the College community, a meeting will be held in McIntyre Lounge on Wednesday, January 20, 2010, from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. to discuss additional efforts we can make in response to this tragedy.

The Offices of Campus Ministry and Community Service are accepting monetary gifts that will be donated immediately to the Jesuit Refugee Service and Catholic Relief Services. Anyone wishing to contribute to this campaign may send their gift to:

Saint Peter’s College
Office of Campus Ministry
Dinneen Hall, Rooms 134-136
2641 Kennedy Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ 07306

Please make all checks payable to the Jesuit Refugee Service or Catholic Relief Services, regarding Haitian Relief.

Members of the Saint Peter’s College community are encouraged to continue to pray for all those affected by the earthquake.

For more information, please contact Erich Sekel, Associate Director of Campus Ministry, at or (201) 761-7395.

1 comment:

  1. In response to Tuesday’s devastating earthquake in Haiti, Jesuit Refugee Service is mounting an emergency relief effort to provide lifesaving aid, including food and other urgently needed items, to the Haitian people. Aid will be provided in partnership with the JRS - Latin America & Caribbean regional office, and distributed through JRS programs in the Dominican Republic, Jesuit parishes and other Jesuit programs in Haiti.

    For many years Jesuit Refugee Service has had a grassroots presence in Haiti and has provided humanitarian assistance to displaced Haitians in both the Dominican Republic and along the Haitian border. In addition, JRS has responded to the needs of Haitians following successive natural disasters, a food crisis, and repeated hurricanes.

    Guided by the example of the Good Samaritan of the Gospel, we raise our prayers in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in Haiti.

    Speaking at the Vatican Wednesday, Pope Benedict XVI said “I appeal to the generosity of all people so that these brothers and sisters of ours who are experiencing a moment of need and suffering may not lack our concrete solidarity and the effective support of the international community. The Catholic Church will not fail to move immediately, through her charitable institutions, to meet the most immediate needs of the population.”

    To support JRS/USA’s humanitarian response to the emergency needs of the Haitian people, please use this link to be directed to our secure website: