Kettering College Organizes “Texting for Haiti” Event

Campus community will come together on Jan. 26 to text donations to the Red Cross Relief Fund

Kettering, OH - 1/22/2010

Kettering, Ohio (Jan. 22) – Kettering College of Medical Arts faculty, staff and students will gather

 in the Boonshoft Center for Medical Sciences on Tuesday, Jan. 26, at 12 p.m. to participate in a “Texting for Haiti” event. The event will allow members of the Kettering College community to show support for earthquake-ravaged Haiti, as everyone texts donations to the Red Cross Relief Fund at the same time.

“Since the devastating earthquake hit Haiti a few days ago, our hearts have been in deep anguish over how to support and help the people of Haiti in this time of catastrophe,” said Kettering College chaplain Clive Wilson, one of the event’s organizers. “This is our way of coming together as an academic community of faith and providing spiritual and financial support to the survivors of the earthquake.”

Organizers have requested that college faculty release students from classes early or allow them to arrive a little late in order for everyone to participate in the event. Participants also have been encouraged to wear Kettering College apparel, as another show of unity.

Official Red Cross collection containers also will be available for those who prefer to donate with cash or checks instead. Light refreshments will be provided for the participants.

About Kettering College of Medical Arts

Kettering College of Medical Arts, born out of Adventist faith, is a fully accredited college that offers graduate and undergraduate degrees in health science education. Upholding Christ, the college educates students to make service a life calling and to view health as harmony with God in body, mind, and spirit. A division of Kettering Medical Center, Kettering College is located on the KMC campus in a suburb of Dayton, Ohio.  Eighty percent of Kettering College graduates live and work in Ohio, with the majority settling in the Dayton area.

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