Visit our new blog!

January 22, 2010

We’ve launched a new blog that promises to be the hub of communications and coordination for U-M Haiti Relief efforts across campus.

Visit the new blog at http://umhaitirelief.org

We will no longer be posting to this blog and it will soon be taken down.


TODAY: Coordinating Meeting, 2 Fundraisers

January 21, 2010

Today’s Campus-Wide Coordinating Meeting

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Palmer Commons, 6th Floor

Conference Rooms 4 & 5

Tentative Agenda (will be reviewed at the beginning of the meeting):

  1. Introductions – brief history (5 minutes)
  2. Action plan/category idea – immediate, short-term, long-term (5 minutes)
  3. Leaders in each category (volunteers, communication, fundraising, institutional support, Haitian cultural appreciation, NGOs) introduce their plans (2 minutes each)
  4. Student group/University unit/campus office updates (2 minutes each)
  5. Campus-wide blog introduction (15 minutes)
  6. Name/logo/slogan (for coordinating efforts) ‘contest’ introduction (2 minutes)
  7. Campus-wide coordinating goals (breakouts, 10 minutes)
  8. Report back, decide (10 minutes)
  9. Conclusion – set next meeting if desired

*Please come with an update from your group, preferably written, so coordination efforts can be as efficient as possible.

*Please send one or two representatives from your group, etc. and announcements will be made to the entire email list (subscribe yourself through the U-M Directory) and here on the blog afterwards calling for volunteers, leadership, and more.

Two Fundraisers Tonight:

Raffle For Haiti, benefiting the Yele Haiti Foundation, Rush Street

Salsa Night, Cafe Habana


Campus-Wide Coordinating Meeting 7 p.m. Jan. 21

January 19, 2010

In an effort to coordinate activities across campus student groups, offices, and other interested individuals, a campus-wide coordinating meeting will be held:

THURSDAY, 21 January
Palmer Commons 6th floor, conference rooms 4 & 5

We are seeking the one individual who is leading any effort by a student org, office, etc., rather than multiple individuals from each org/office.  Notes will be taken and sent to this list, as well as posted to the blog, to make sure that everyone has access to what’s going on.  Please bring an update on what your group is doing and what it’s interested in doing.  If you can have something written down to leave with us so we have a record of what’s going on, it would be much appreciated.

To get a sense of how many people are going to attend, please reply to Carrie at crheinga (at) umich.edu.


Fundraising Event – Charity Date Auction (19 January)

January 19, 2010

Indian American Student Association

Annual Charity Date Auction

TUESDAY, January 19th 7PM East Hall
Snacks will be provided. All proceeds will go to Haiti Earthquake Relief efforts via UNICEF.

Come hear YOUR 2010-2011 candidates give their speeches and cast your vote! Also, bid on some of your very own fellow IASA members and get a FREE TICKET to IASA Formal (which is Thursday night)!…


Fundraiser: Raffle for Haiti (21 January)

January 19, 2010


Date: Thursday, January 21st
Time: 9pm – 2am
Music by: DJ Graffiti
Location: Rush Street (312 S. Main St.)
Details: 21+, No cover, $2 suggested donation for each raffle ticket (collected at the door)
Drink Specials (until 12): $4 Champagne, $4 Long Islands, $1.50 Bud Light Draft
For more Info visit: http://www.djgraffiti.com/raffle-for-haiti/

100% of the raffle proceeds will be donated to the Yele Haiti foundation to assist in the relief efforts.

1.    VTech IS9181 Wi-Fi Radio – WiFi streaming music device with access to over 11,000 global stations. Also streams digital music files stored on your PC or Mac
2.    VTech LS6245 – Sleek expandable cordless phone system with Bluetooth® wireless technology and touch controls (connect your cell via Bluetooth, let your cell phone charge, and answer your cell phone calls via a landline cordless phone!).
3.    Zune HD – The only MP3 player with a touchscreen, HD Radio™, HD video out, and wireless sync.
4.    Cases of Vitamin Water – Drink better water.  You know it, you love it.  Take home a whole case.
5.    Boss 514CA In Dash Car Stereo Receiver – CD, MP3 & iPod compatible, detachable drop down faceplate, plus 200 watts of power!
6.    Rush Street $50 Gift Certificate – Your drinks are on us if you win this one.
7.    Derby Girls Tickets – 2 Tickets to the February 13th Detroit Derby Girls game.  Who doesn’t like watching girls kicking a** on skates?
8.    Music Prize Packs – Prize packages of 3-5 CDs from Universal Music (including Timbaland, K Jon, Melanie Fiona, Kid Sister, Ryan Leslie, Kid Cudi, Young Money, Birdman), A-Side Worldwide (Mayer Hawthorne, Buff1, 14KT), Celsius Electronics and more.
More prizes and the full amount we raise & donate will be announced on the website at http://www.djgraffiti.com/raffle-for-haiti/


Fundraiser: Salsa Night at Cafe Habana (21 January)

January 18, 2010

“From the Hispanic and Latino Business Student Association:


In light of the recent tragedy that occurred in Haiti HLBSA will be holding a charity event this Thursday. During out Salsa Night at Cafe Habana this Thursday, we will be accepting $5 donations that will go towards Haitian relief efforts. HLBSA Members who make a donation will receive a wristband for the HLBSA bar tab!

Here are the details:

What:  Salsa for Haiti Relief
When:  January 21st (This Thursday) @ 9:30pm
Where:  Cafe Habana: 211 E. Washington
Donations of $5 will be accepted for Haitian relief efforts and HLBSA club members will receive access to the HLBSA bar tab (non-HLBSA members will create their own bar tabs). PARTNERS ARE WELCOME.

Please register for the event here:

See you all there,
HLBSA Social Chair

Contact Guillermo with questions at gyounger (at) umich.edu


Dr. Sacha Montas goes to Haiti: Michigan Radio Report

January 18, 2010

The University of Michigan Health System was highlighted on a Michigan Radio report on 15 January 2010. Listen to the report here. See the transcript below:

Steve Carmody (2010-01-15) Aid to Haiti


Groups across Michigan are sending whatever they can to help the people in Haiti.

The University of Michigan health system is sending much needed medical supplies and people to help.

“Like a puzzle,” stockman Randall Black says with a smile, as he stacks a mix of surgical gloves crutches and other items being donated by the U of M medical center. U of M is working with an international aid group to make arrangements to get the much needed medical supplies to Haiti.

Dr. Sacha Montas is making his own arrangements to get to Port-Au-Prince. The emergency room physician’s parents are natives of Haiti. He says his skills are needed now.

“From speaking to my family there is such a need for doctors,” says Montas, “Such a need for care that probably very simple interventions, like antibiotics, like closing a wound that’s open, may save a lot of lives.”

Montas hopes to leave sometime in the next few days. He expects he’ll be making many trips home in the coming months, as the medical needs evolve in Haiti.”

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