Local universities are accepting donations for victims of Haiti’s earthquake.
Fort Valley State University is accepting donations for water, gently used clothing, first-aid supplies and nonperishable, dry food items. They can be dropped off on campus weekdays between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the Lyons Student Center in room 207 or the C.V. Troup Building in room 333.
The university is looking into working with several nonprofits that work with Haiti, as well as with relief organizations, said Tauheedah Shukriyyah Asad, a public relations specialist with the university.
Members of the Mercer University community can bring monetary donations to Kim Adams at the school’s Religious Life Center, as part of a university-wide response across its campuses. For the public, discussion and prayer for the victims is set for Jan. 20 at 10 a.m. in Newton Chapel on the Macon campus. Donations collected during the service’s offering will be presented to the American Red Cross to go toward relief in Haiti.
Tracy Willis-Kight, executive director of the Central Georgia Chapter of the American Red Cross, will discuss the progress of relief efforts there.