Students Give Nearly $20K for Haiti Relief

by Public Relations

Cedarville University students recently donated approximately $20,000 toward Haiti relief efforts. The monies raised will be given to the national relief agency Samaritan’s Purse.

Under the direction of the Cedarville University Student Government Association (SGA), students were encouraged to give. During the week of January 25-29, students purchased T-shirts, donated their “lunch” money and even provided monetary gifts during a student-led offering.

“As the body of Christ, we're here to pursue bringing shalom to a very torn up world,” shares SGA president Peter Brandt. “The tragedy in Haiti began brewing years before the earthquake. This event just brought a breaking point in which we have the opportunity to be a part of the redemptive work through which we see God moving.”

The work of Samaritan’s Purse is well known to Cedarville University. Shortly after the devastation left behind by Hurricane Katrina, students, faculty and staff provided thousands of hours of labor alongside Samaritan’s Purse as part of the rebuilding effort throughout the Gulf Coast. Some of that work continues even now.

Located in Cedarville, Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist university of arts, sciences, professional and graduate programs. Featuring a worldwide Christian ministries program, the University offers 100 areas of study to 3,000 students. Visit the University website at www.cedarville.edu.