Haiti Update


Dear Colleagues,

As you know, on the evening of January 12, 2010, a major earthquake, 7.0 magnitude, hit Haiti. The loss is astounding and our heartfelt condolences go out to the people of Haiti and their families.

We have been in communication with the United Way and American Red Cross organizations to find a way for members of our university community to donate to Haiti relief efforts through our Stony Brook Cares campaign.

Stony Brook University faculty, staff and FSA members can send financial contributions to be directed to Haitian relief efforts through donations to the following SEFA-affiliated organizations:

  1. United Way of Long Island (SEFA agency code 65-00318, please write "Haitian Relief Fund" after code). Donations will be forwarded to the United Way Worldwide Disaster Fund.
  2. American Red Cross of Nassau County (SEFA agency code 65-00023, please write "Haiti Red Cross" after code). Donations will be forwarded to the Haiti Relief Fund.'
  3. American Red Cross of Suffolk County (SEFA agency code 65-00022, please write "Haiti Red Cross" after code). Donations will be forwarded to the Haiti Relief Fund.

To download a pledge form, please visit our Stony Brook Cares web site at http://www.stonybrook.edu/sb/stonybrookcares/how.shtml All pledge forms should be returned to Darschay Harris, Staff Assistant to the Provost, 407 Administration, Stony Brook, NY 11794 -1401. Please do not hesitate to contact Darschay Harris at darschay.harris@stonybrook.edu or 631-632-4360 if you should have any questions or for assistance in completing the pledge form. Donations will be accepted until Friday, February 12, 2010.

The people of Haiti need our help, not only in addressing current critical needs, but also in the long-term rebuilding and restabilization efforts that will ensue over the upcoming years. You can help make a difference in the lives of the Haitian people through your contributions to the Stony Brook Cares campaign. It is up to you. Give because you care.

With Sincere Thanks,

Samuel L. Stanley, Jr., M.D.

Eric W. Kaler
Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs