Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Help Support our March 2010 trip to Cabaret, Haiti

The Fordham Disaster Relief Network (“DRN”) is sending students to Haiti to volunteer for disaster relief and we need your support to make our trip a success. DRN is partnering with Voices for Haiti ( to run a day camp for orphans and other children affected by the disaster. Our hope is to provide a week of entertainment and diversions for the children who have experienced this profound tragedy.

The DRN, formerly known as the Fordham Student Hurricane Network, was founded in the fall of 2005 in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. With your help, we have made nine successful trips and sent hundreds of student volunteers to the Gulf Coast region to aid in the clean up and disaster relief. In the process, the organization has won numerous awards for its work. However, due to the catastrophic earthquake that hit Haiti on January 12, 2010, just six weeks ago, as well as the remarkable recovery of the Gulf Coast region, we have chosen to refocus our efforts and try to help the people of Haiti.

While the media attention on Haiti is fading, the need is not. We are soliciting donations to help us procure supplies for our camp like games and sporting equipment, and also to meet the wish list of our partner organization for the orphanage and school that they run in Cabaret, a town located forty-five minutes outside of Port-au-Prince. These needs include materials for temporary shelters like tents and tarps, as well as basic medical supplies like clean bandages and aspirin. Additionally, if your support allows, we hope to defray the cost of travel and vaccinations for our student volunteers.

At the time of this posting, donations made through this website are not tax-deductible. Please contact us directly by email at if you would like a tax-deductible option.

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