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March 18, 2010

Mobility devices collected for earthquake victims

crutchesVertVolunteers from the Graduate School of Public Health aided in the collection of crutches and other mobility devices in the University’s “Have a Heart for Haiti” campaign.

Injuries caused by the recent earthquake in Haiti created a great need for crutches, canes, walkers and wheelchairs.

Nearly 200 assistive devices were collected here March 3 and 4 for shipment to Haiti by local medical relief organization Global Links.

At right, Mike Davies, a student in the Department of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, uses cable ties to pair up donated crutches near the Fifth Avenue entrance of Parran Hall.

Below, College of General Studies student Rachel Wilson, left, and GSPH marketing communications manager Karen Perkins organize donated items near the school’s DeSoto Street entrance.crutches

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