UF provides help for Haiti

Published: January 27 2010

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Helping Haitians now is greatly important. Everyone is encouraged to lend a hand or to aid organizations here at the University of Florida or elsewhere.

A team of faculty and staff from three UF colleges recently have provided medical assistance in Haiti. In addition, a UF forensic expert assisted with identifying earthquake victims.

A Web page, http://www.aa.ufl.edu/haiti/, has been created by the Office of the Provost to consolidate and communicate UF Haiti information. The Web page includes information about UF’s Haiti-relief efforts, as well as resources for UF personnel and students, letters from President Bernie Machen and Vice President for Student Affairs Patricia Telles-Irvin, financial- need information and more.

Other Haiti-related links include:

UF graduate appointed as Haiti Task Force leader
Gen. Ken Keen, deputy director of the U.S. Southern Command and a UF Latin American Studies graduate, was appointed head of the U.S. Military’s Haiti Task Force. He has been on several TV news shows, http://www.mediabistro.com/fishbowlDC/television/sunday_show_preview__149123.asp

How to donate to ‘Gators United for Haiti’
To donate to Gators United for Haiti, a student-run project that is supervised and aided by UF administration, please visit http://gatorsunitedforhaiti.org/ or join the Gators United for Haiti Facebook group,http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=37830718697#/group.php?v=wall&gid=37830718697

‘Gators United for Haiti’ partners with UAA, men’s basketball to raise funds (Jan. 23)
Gators United for Haiti, the University Athletic Association and the University of Florida men’s and women’s basketball teams have joined forces to raise money for relief in Haiti, http://news.ufl.edu/2010/01/21/haiti-effort-bb/

College of Public Health and Health Professions unites efforts with F.I.S.H. Ministry
http://www.haiti-earthquake-relief.com/

College of Medicine responds to Haiti tragedy
http://news.medinfo.ufl.edu/

UF College of Law has joined forces with Gators United for Haiti 
Read more about how you can help.
www.law.ufl.edu/haitirelief/

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