TJU and TJUH Combine Efforts
to Support Citizens of Haiti
A Special Message from:
Robert L Barchi, MD, PhD, President, Thomas Jefferson University
Thomas J. Lewis, President & CEO, Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals
Haiti Relief Organizations:
– American Red Cross
– US AID
– Doctors Without Borders
– Partners in Health
As more images and personal accounts of the devastation in Haiti emerge, all of us are witnessing in great detail the sheer magnitude of this tragic event. In an area already vulnerable because of poor infrastructure and extreme poverty, an earthquake causes devastation of epic proportions.
We share the Jefferson community’s concerns about how best to direct our efforts in a meaningful way to help the people of Haiti. Together, the University and Hospital have contributed much needed funds to the relief effort. This money will be used to help support organizations on the ground that are distributing life-saving supplies – including food, clean water, blankets and tents.
Many of you have contacted our offices asking how you can help. For your convenience we have included a list to the right of reputable agencies organized to help with the relief efforts in Haiti. We have been advised that the most meaningful support all of us can give at this time is financial.