“To the people of Haiti, we say clearly, and with conviction, you will not be forsaken; you will not be forgotten. In this, your hour of greatest need, America stands with you. The world stands with you. We know that you are a strong and resilient people. You have endured a history of slavery and struggle, of natural disaster and recovery. And through it all, your spirit has been unbroken and your faith has been unwavering. So today, you must know that help is arriving — much, much more help is on the way.”
– President Barack Obama, January 2010
Four weeks of Library fines and fees collected at the Gleeson Library in conjunction with generous donations from Library patrons netted $4,144.00 which is being donated to the people of Haiti (via Jesuit Refugee Service: http://www.jrsusa.org/).