For Immediate Release
May 7, 2010
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Brockport, NY—The College at Brockport President John R. Halstead presented checks totaling more than $4,500 on May 7 to the American Red Cross and H.O.P.E. Haiti to help with relief efforts in the earthquake-devastated Haiti. The funds were raised throughout the spring semester by students, faculty and staff, via numerous fundraising activities.
Accepting the donations on behalf of the American Red Cross were Debbie Bleier, a 1993 graduate of Brockport, and Angelo Nole. Accepting donations on behalf of H.O.P.E. were Rose Marie Chierici and Alex Chierici, a 2003 graduate of the College.
Karen Podsiadly, director of leadership and community development, announced during the ceremony that the College is sponsoring a contest for students designated, “Haiti Matters.” Students are invited to create video, photos, etc., showing all the ways that Haiti matters. The winner of the contest, to be announced September 10, will receive a gift card for $250 for the College’s Barnes & Noble Book Store.
For more information about the College’s ongoing relief efforts, visit www.brockport.edu/haiti.
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