Ole Miss Chapter of Habitat for Humanity Helps Haiti Relief

The University of Mississippi chapter of Habitat for Humanity is currently raising money for relief in Haiti.  The chapter has a booth setup in the Student Union to inform people about the situation in Haiti and show students that any amount of money and effort can go a long way to help.

The Habitat for Humanity team built a shelter similar to what many Haitians currently live; it’s not much more than a blanket with a tarp for a roof.

The chapter’s goal is to raise $3,000, which is the estimated cost of a transitional shelter, which are being built throughout Haiti in order to help people move from the streets or out of improvised shacks.  The transitional houses are small and cheap but are the first step in getting people’s lives back in order.

The disastrous earthquake shook the country Jan. 12, killing nearly 200,000 and leaving 1.2 million homeless, according to the Haitian government.

Donations can be made at the booth in the Student Union or online at Habitat for Humanity’s website.

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~ by kbodonne on February 23, 2010.

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