On Tuesday, January 12, a 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck Haiti near the capital of Port-au-Prince, causing catastrophic damage and loss of life. Although no current students, faculty or staff were in Haiti at the time of the earthquake, we are aware of students whose families were affected by the disaster.

Google has activated a “Person Finder” tool for the Chilean earthquake: haiticrisis.appspot.com. Text message donations The Mobile Giving Foundation has launched a text messaging campaign for micro-donations, and the four major U.S. mobile carriers, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-mobile, have waived text messaging fees for donations. To text your support:

  • 1. Text the word “HABITAT” to 25383 to donate $10 on behalf of Habitat for Humanity
  • 2. Text the word “GIVE” to 20222 to donate $10 on behalf of World Vision
  • 3. Text the word “HAITI” to 52000 to donate $10 on behalf of the Salvation Army
  • 4. Text the word “HAITI” to 90999 to donate $10 on behalf of the American Red Cross

President addresses Haitian disaster President Nathan O. Hatch says: “I can think of no more generous place — in tradition, in spirit and in action — than Wake Forest.” Read his letter to the Wake Forest community »