Call to Action - Students Helping Haiti:
On January 12th, a massive earthquake measuring 7 on the Richter scale hit Haiti, a country where the majority of the population live on less than $2 per day.
In the wake of such a crisis, hunger is the first emergency. WFP urgently needs to assist 2 million earthquake victims in Haiti – your help WILL make a difference. Essential services like water and electricity are out, increasing the need for ready-to-eat food.
Your involvement is necessary for WFP to distribute assistance. Today's students are the workers, parents, voters, and leaders of tomorrow. It's your turn to step up. By joining "Students Helping Haiti", schools and universities have the opportunity to dedicate funds to WFP’s emergency assistance operation and fight the hunger crisis in Haiti.
What can you do?
Your school or university could organise a fundraiser, ask people to collect spare change after lunch, or donate immediately online. Using this donation link, you'll be able to give directly through the "Students Helping Haiti" page. Each donation is a critical contribution to the resources WFP needs to carry out a six-month emergency operation in Haiti. As soon as you let us know you'd like to participate, we'll add you school or university's name to the donation page, so that you can keep track of exactly how much you have donated.
We'd love for you to allow us to use your school/university logo on our youth pages. Just drop us a line telling us your school would like to participate, permission to publish your logo, and that's it. Oh - one more thing - publicise this throughout your school community, and ask your school webmaster if they'll promote the campaign.