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Habitat Helping Haiti

Washington and Lee students continue to work on Haitian earthquake relief on several different fronts. W&L’s Habitat for Humanity chapter has received $2076.90 to donate for disaster relief in Haiti from the student Executive Committee. The EC allocated these funds based on both the historic success of W&L’s Habitat for Humanity andits innovative plans for the future. This donation will be combined with a $4,000 donation from the Rockbridge County Habitat for Humanity and will be earmarked specifically to help finance transitional shelters for the hundreds of thousands who have become homeless. Transitional shelters cost around $2500 and serve as both a temporary housing solution and a foundation on which inhabitants can build a permanent residence. W&L’s Habitat chapter, incidentally, recently won a matching grant from State Farm Insurance. Meanwhile, Change for Haiti has set up a raffle and has developed plans for a benefit concert. You can follow Change for Haiti on its Facebook page here. Dining Services has its special lunch tomorrow, Jan. 29, in the Marketplace. Dining Services will donate $3 for each lunch served to the American Red Cross for Haiti relief.