By Anuradha Kher, Online News Editor
Austin, Texas—In order to make a difference in the lives of Haitian survivors, student residents of Campus Advantage properties have been working to raise funds, gather supplies and increase awareness about the immediate needs of those suffering from the impact of the January 12 earthquake in Haiti.
“The communities of students that are coming together to help those impacted by the tragedy in Haiti are demonstrating a commitment to taking action for the good of others,” says Dan Oldersdorf, vice president of residence life at Campus Advantage. “I applaud the commitment of these students. They are working to make a small difference when it really matters.”
Across the country, Campus Advantage communities are carrying out a number of initiatives to help those affected by last month’s earthquake.
In Corpus Christi, Texas, residents of Islander Village are collecting shoes for all ages for both males and females. This effort has already generated more than a hundred pairs of shoes.
In College Station, Texas, residents of Stadium View Apartments are conducting a clothing drive to donate to the Red Cross.
In Blacksburg, Va., residents of Windsor Hills Apartments have worked to raise funds for Onepace, an organization that is helping support children in a Haitian pediatrics ward. Additionally, the community is conducting a clothing drive and has already collected more than thirty large bags for donation.
And in Gainesville, Fla., residents of The District on 62nd are conducting a clothing drive that will run through the end of February.