Grand Canyon University represents a community of service, compassion and generosity that is called upon to demonstrate our faith through our actions
Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) March 23, 2010
Grand Canyon University's Compassion and Generosity has touched the lives of the survivors of the Haiti earthquake. The Grand Canyon University community has donated more than $20,000 to a special GCU relief fund that was created shortly after the disaster struck on January 12, 2010.
Grand Canyon University will be matching all the funds donated by GCU employees, students, alumni and friends up to $25,000. Donations will be used to give the survivors basic necessities like clean drinking water, food and a place to sleep as well as medical provisions that will save lives and limbs.
"Grand Canyon University represents a community of service, compassion and generosity that is called upon to demonstrate our faith through our actions," said Grand Canyon University CEO Brian Mueller. "Our community has responded from the heart, as they always do, and donated to those who are need."
GCU donations are helping serve the needs of all Haitians. Some donations are being put to immediate use at St. Damien Hospital, a 120-bed, free pediatric hospital in Tabarre, Haiti. St Damien is serving the tremendous needs of the people in Haiti, and the work being done at St Damien was recently featured on a Wall Street Journal online broadcast.
If you are interested in making a contribution, GCU assures that your money will be put to the best use possible to assist those in Haiti who are in need. To make a donation that will be matched by GCU, visit GCU Friends of the Orphans.
About Grand Canyon University
Grand Canyon University is Arizona's private university. Based in Phoenix, the regionally accredited, private, non-denominational Christian university offers online and campus-based bachelor's and master's degree programs through the Ken Blanchard College of Business, College of Education, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, and College of Liberal Arts. The school is ranked as one of the top online education programs by OEDb (Online Education Database) and as one of the top five online colleges for entrepreneurs by Fortune. With a total enrollment of approximately 25,000 students, GCU emphasizes individual attention for both traditional undergraduate students as well as the working professional. Grand Canyon University prepares learners to become global citizens, critical thinkers, effective communicators and responsible leaders by providing an academically challenging, values-based curriculum from the context of our Christian heritage.