On the heels of the devastating aftershock that rocked Haiti yet again, students and faculty from Johnson & Wales University's North Miami campus will be partaking in an overnight sleep-a-thon, going without food and shelter to provide a startling glimpse into the experience of the Haitian earthquake survivors. Participants will reach out for pledge support to benefit JWU’s partnership with Meds & Food for Kids, a non-profit providing ready-to-use and therapeutic food to the people of Haiti.
JWU students have already begun collecting monetary donations for Meds & Food for Kids, and also hosted a candlelight vigil on Jan. 20 to commemorate the thousands that lost their lives and homes in the tragedy.
Dr. Larry Rice, Johnson & Wales University’s vice president and dean of academic affairs, will lead students in an effort to replicate the grim reality of Haitian earthquake survivors by sleeping outdoors and fasting overnight.
Thursday, Jan. 28, 20098:00 p.m. – 8:00 a.m.* Johnson & Wales University 12800 NE 17th Ave. North Miami, Fla*Setup for the event will begin at 3:00 p.m.
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