A Thank You from the President

Thank you for your swift response and great generosity in support of last week’s Hounds for Haiti fundraising efforts on campus. Over four days, the Assumption community contributed nearly $6,300 in a variety of ways to alleviate the suffering of the people of Haiti who still are desperate for help. A check for that amount has been sent to Catholic Relief Services, an international humanitarian agency whose immediate mission in Haiti is to provide food, shelter and access to medical care for the earthquake survivors.

It was tremendously heartening to see Assumption students explore ways to help while still on winter break. Several students who have extended family in Haiti -- and are reported to be unharmed -- helped to spur those efforts. By coordinating the ideas and efforts of many through the Reach Out Center, and with the support of Director Carleen Roy-Butler and others on campus, including our food services partner, Sodexo, a series of fundraising events unfolded over four days that culminated in a prayer service on Monday.

As a community, we have connected in a very real and meaningful way with the people of Haiti. They have suffered what the United Nations has called “the worst loss of life ever.” They will continue to need our concern for their great need and our prayers for their recovery in the very difficult days ahead. Thank you again for caring so deeply and coming together so quickly on their behalf.

Kimberly Dunbar, Director of Public Affairs, Assumption College
ke.dunbar@assumption.edu @AssumptionNews