Trevecca Nazarene University

Campus responds to Haitian emergency

The news of the earthquakes in Haiti gave the campus community an opportunity to respond.

 

Through the leadership of the J. V. Morsch Center for Social Justice and the Office of the Chaplain, students and employees have been collecting personal hygiene items that will be placed in plastic bags and sent to Haiti through the “One Bag, Many Hands” campaign.

 

About $800 was raised to purchase donations for Haiti, of that about $300 was from the students, the rest from faculty and other sources. So far, more than 200 care kits have been bagged, with many students participating in bagging sessions held during lunches and chapel services.

 

“We have boxes for donations in Jernigan Student Center and have received a great response, said Tera Kurtz, AmeriCorps*VISTA worker with Trevecca’s Center for Social Justice. “When we ran out of certain items, I would let the students know and then I would come and look in the box the next day and there would be the needed items in the boxes.”

 

Also, WNAZ Radio held two drives for care kit donations at two different LifeWay bookstore locations.