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The earthquake in Haiti is perhaps the worst human tragedy of the last decade. I would like to collect information about all the Ephs who are either raising money or working directly on getting help to the afflicted. Please add names, links and comments below.

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#1 Comment By Dick Swart On January 17, 2010 @ 12:47 am

or even better, just contribute:

Here is a list of organizations that you may contribute through.

Providing Basic Needs:
• American Red Cross
• United Nations Foundation/CERF
• World Vision
• International Relief Teams
• Save the Children
• Catholic Relief Services
• Samaritan’s Purse
• American Jewish World Services
• Clinton Foundation
• Yéle Haiti
• World Concern
• Mercy Corps
• Operation Blessing International
• Mercy & Sharing
• Oxfam America
• International Rescue Committee
• United Way Worldwide
• Episcopal Relief & Development
• Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
• Love a Child
• Project Hope

Providing Shelter:
• Shelterbox
• Habitat for Humanity International

Providing Medical Aid:
• Direct Relief International
• International Medical Corps
• Medical Teams International
• Doctors Without Borders
• Operation USA
• MAP International
• World Health Organization
• Americares
• Project Medishare
• Partners in Health

Providing Food:
• World Food Programme
• The Salvation Army
• Compassion International
• Food for the Poor
• World Water Relief

#2 Comment By Parent ’12 On January 23, 2010 @ 9:36 pm

Williams web page highlights an Eph helping in Haiti with this link:


He’s Dr. Hernando Garzon ’84, an ER physician with Kaiser Permanente. In Haiti he’s leading Relief International medical team.

#3 Comment By Ronit On January 26, 2010 @ 5:58 pm

From Will Slack’s blog, a letter from President Wagner:

To the Williams Community,

The devastation in Haiti and especially the horrible human suffering there have touched us all. The news has been almost heart-stopping.

No Williams students were in the country at the time but at least one student appears to have lost family members. On a special online discussion group set up for alumni, many have reported that their family members are safe but that is not true for all.

A news story about an alumnus now providing medical help there, Hernando Garzon ’84, can be read at http://www.sacbee.com/ourregion/story/2460673.html .

Students, faculty, and staff are organizing Williams-based responses. You can follow the plans and join in through http://haitirelief.williams.edu .

Many organizations are taking donations to support relief efforts, including:

The Clinton Bush Haiti Fund at http://clintonbushhaitifund.org/

The American Red Cross at http://www.redcross.org

Partners in Health (Paul Farmer’s organization) at http://www.standwithhaiti.org/haiti

The Boston Foundation (where donations are being matched dollar for dollar) at


I trust that in this time of such unimaginable human suffering we will each of us be moved to do all that we possibly can to help.

With regards,

Bill Wagner

Interim President