To: All Students, Faculty and Staff
We have all been anxiously watching as news of the devastation caused by the magnitude-7 earthquake continues to filter out of Haiti. By all accounts, the situation is desperate and worsening for the citizens of Haiti and their families and friends here in the United States who are awaiting any form of news of their loved ones.
As Stony Brook University students, faculty, and staff struggle to comprehend the breadth of devastation caused by this earthquake and its aftershocks, the question we are all asking is: how can we help?
As a response, the University has assembled a "Campus Response Team" and has developed a website which describes the support services and resources available to our students, faculty, and staff who want to get involved. Relief efforts and methods of assistance to Haiti are listed on that website and can be found at http://www.stonybrook.edu/sb/haiti/. The site will be updated as information becomes available.
This tragic event calls for significant action. We all have a responsibility to reach out to our Haitian neighbors as well as offer our support to the many members of our own campus community who have been directly and deeply affected by this crisis. Your compassion and contributions will help.
Samuel L. Stanley, Jr., M.D.