Fraternity to help aid in Haiti relief
The UH chapter of the Phi Beta Sigma fraternity is transforming its monthly Hump Day into a volunteer effort to help raise money and canned goods to send to Haiti, which is reeling in the aftermath of last Tuesday’s magnitude-7.0 earthquake that killed tens of thousands and left multitudes of survivors without food and water.
The Hump Day will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at University Center-North Patio.
“We would like to raise over $500 and 75 pounds in cans to send to Haiti. We know that it is a small amount in the large spectrum of things, but we also know that everything helps,” fraternity member Michael Odwumi said.
All proceeds will be sent through the American Red Cross.
“We are all privileged to be in college and in this position in our lives,” Odwumi said “All college students should step up and help the community when there is need for help.”
Other campus organizations such as the Black Student Union will help in putting together relief drives.
BSU will put designated drop boxes around campus from today until Feb. 4 for the collection of basic necessities such as clothes, food, pillows and blankets.
“If we have it, we should be able to give it to (Haitians),” BSU president Brittany Osazuwa said.