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Chancellor Block Urges UCLA Community to Assist Haiti Relief Efforts

Statement from UCLA Chancellor Gene Block.

Statement from UCLA Chancellor Gene Block:

I was deeply shocked and saddened by the news of the tragic 7.0-magnitude earthquake that struck Haiti yesterday. This major catastrophe has caused massive destruction and almost demolished the capital city. The death toll may reach 100,000. My thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected, certainly the people of Haiti and those here in the U.S. who have friends and family there.

The U.S. State Department has set up a toll-free telephone number (1-888-407-4747) for Americans seeking information about individuals in Haiti.

President Obama has promised an all-out rescue and humanitarian effort. I encourage you to lend any assistance you can. I know that UCLA is a very giving community, and it is at times like this when people need our help the most.

Below is a list of some charities that are accepting donations for earthquake relief.

American Red Cross, http://www.redcross.org/, 800-RED-CROSS
CARE, http://www.care.org/, 800-521-CARE
Catholic Relief Services, http://crs.org, 800-736-3467
Operation USA, http://www.opusa.org, 800-678-7255
Salvation Army, http://salvationarmyusa.org, 800-SAL-ARMY
U.S. Fund for UNICEF, http://www.unicefusa.org, 800-FOR-KIDS
World Vision, http://www.worldvision.org, 866-280-6587

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Further information on donating from USAID.
This first appeared at the UCLA Newsroom.

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Additional websites to consider:
Child Hope International
Doctors Without Borders
Partners in Health
Caritas Haiti
Esperanza International

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