McMurry students raise money for Haiti Mission Trip

McMurry students raise money for Haiti Mission Trip

By Gary Ellison Associate Director University Relations

 

 

 

ABILENE, Texas – McMurry University students raised $5,292.06 toward their efforts to send a home-building team to Haiti this summer through their week-long City of Hope fundraising event. During the event held from April 5th – 12th, student missionaries participating in the summer Haiti mission trip gave up the comfort of their dorm rooms to lice in a “tent village” for one full week, inspired by Centenary College of Louisiana, who created City of Hope, or Cité Lespwa in Creole, last year to raise funds and awareness of the plight of the Haitian people. The student missionaries hoped to raise awareness for the continuing struggles of the Haitian people who are still working to recover from last year’s devastating earthquake. {{more}}To raise awareness among students, the student missionaries invited other students to come spend time at the tent village throughout the week to learn about the struggles of Haiti and how they can help, or to even bring their own tent to camp out and to gain a first-hand account of the struggles facing people who live in the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. If students could not spend time at the tent village, donations were accepted with 100% of the money raised going to fund the costs for the mission trip.