Carnegie Mellon University

Helping Relief Efforts in Chile

03-01-2010

Helping Relief Efforts in Chile

The following message is from Michael Murphy, Carnegie Mellon Vice President for Campus Affairs.

Dear Members of the University Community:

Another devastating earthquake has struck, this time of an 8.8 magnitude last Saturday morning in Concepcion, Chile.  Since January, the university community has rallied to support Haiti. Today, I am writing to highlight opportunities to support humanitarian relief efforts in Chile.

You can help through several organizations, including the American Red Cross, Doctors Without Borders  and through the Pittsburgh-based Brother’s Brother Foundation.

At this point in time we know of no students, faculty or staff in the region affected by Saturday’s earthquake. However, our records show we have 26 alumni in Chile and our Alumni Relations Office has reached out to them. Sixteen of our students are from the affected area, and we have reached out to them directly. For other students, faculty, staff and alumni who may have family or friends there, our thoughts  are with you. The university's Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is available at any time should you need to talk to someone. CAPS can be reached at 412-268-2922.

The response of this community to people in need has always been extraordinary, and I thank you all for your support of those impacted by this tragedy. Please do not hesitate to contact me directly if there is anything that I can do to assist you or others in any way.

Sincerely,

Michael Murphy
Vice President for Campus Affairs

Michael Murphy