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Hope for Haiti task force seeks donations for Loyola alumna living in Haiti

March 26, 2010

The Loyola University New Orleans Hope for Haiti task force is trying to raise funds to buy a tent for alumna and Haitian resident Annick Megie, ’08, who is living with her family in a car, for fear that their home is structurally unsound following the Haitian earthquake.

Megie returned home to Haiti in December 2009 and survived the earthquake on Jan. 12. Megie's family has tried to find and purchase a tent to improve their living conditions, but according to task force representatives, tents are scarce in Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

During her time at Loyola, Megie excelled. She double-majored in communications and Spanish, was on the dean’s list and studied abroad on scholarship. She was also a recipient of the Francis Xavier Award for International Understanding, which is given in recognition of outstanding student contributions to the promotion of international awareness and understanding at Loyola.

Anyone wishing to donate funds to purchase and send a tent to Megie’s family can make a contribution to Loyola’s Haiti Fund by contacting Kurt Bindewald in the Office of Mission and Ministry at 504-865-2083 kjbindew@loyno.edu. Checks made out to Loyola University should include “tent fund” in the memo field to make sure funds will be directed to her. Any additional funds raised will be used for tents for others who are in need in Haiti.

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