Creighton Helps People of Haiti
Creighton University is coordinating a number of efforts to help the people affected by the tragic earthquake in Haiti. The School of Medicine is sending a medical surgical team to the Dominican Republic, to a staging area on the Haitian border that has both its own local injured and Haitian patients. The school, Creighton University Medical Center and Tenet Healthcare have gathered vital supplies for transport. The University’s Institute for Latin American Concern (ILAC), located in the Dominican Republic, sent vital medical supplies and water filters to Haiti.
On Saturday, Jan.16, during the nationally televised Creighton men’s basketball game, a moment of silence will take place and student-athletes will collect donations at halftime. St. John’s Parish will take up a special collection at all Masses this weekend for relief efforts; both the University and the Jesuit community have committed funds to Jesuit Refugee Service.
“As the tragic earthquake news unfolds, we are in solidarity with the people of Haiti, holding them close to our hearts and in our prayers. We are also lending our health care expertise, supplies and community financial support to this disaster,” said the Rev. John P. Schlegel, S. J., Creighton University president. “The people of Haiti will need help for some time to come. Creighton University will continue to explore ways we can help those in need.”