Trevecca Nazarene University

An opportunity to help in Haiti

In response to the devastating 7.0 earthquake that struck Haiti on Tuesday, Trevecca has developed "One Bag, Many Hands," a care project in which every student, faculty, staff member, and member of the Trevecca family has the ability to participate in one (or more) of three ways:


1. Financial contributions can be given  to Sherry Crutchfield in the School of Religion Office. She can be contacted at or by calling 615-248-1378. Money donated will be used to purchase supplies for care packages as well as for shipping these care packages.


2.  Students, faculty and staff can donate loose items to be used in the compiling of care packages. Contributors can place these donated items in a marked box in the lobby of Jernigan Student Center.

  • new hand towels
  • new washcloths
  • wide-tooth combs
  • travel-size bottles of shampoo
  • new individually wrapped toothbrushes
  • travel-size tubes of toothpaste
  • adhesive bandages
  • individually wrapped bath size bars of soap
  • plastic travel-size soap dishes


3. Students, faculty and staff can also create their own care bags using the following guidelines.

Items needed:

·         One new handtowel

·         One new washcloth

·         One wide-tooth comb

·         One travel-size bottle of shampoo

·         One new individually wrapped toothbrush

·         One travel-size tube of toothpaste

·         10 adhesive bandages

·         One individually wrapped bath size bar of soap

·         One plastic travel-size soap dish


Place all items in a one-gallon zipper seal bag, seal it, and place the top of the filled

bag into the bottom of another one-gallon bag and seal it. A second box for completed care bags will also be available in the Jernigan lobby.


*For more information concerning making your own care bag, visit


On Wednesday, Jan. 20, and Friday, Jan. 22, students can assist in the assembling of care kits in the Jernigan lobby from 11:00 AM-1:00 PM.

Additional questions may be directed to Jamie Casler, director of J. V. Morsch Center for Social Justice. Contact Casler at or at 615-248-1419.