NJIT responded quickly to help Haiti.
When the earthquake struck, NJIT was on winter break. But nonetheless a group of students arrived on campus to help NJIT staff members develop a plan to help Haiti. That plan was to include a university-wide fund-raiser for UNICEF; a vigil to commemorate the dead in Haiti; and athletic fund- raiser whereby NJIT teams, including our hockey team, raised funds for Haiti.
Students also planned concerts and dances. They made and sold bracelets. All for Haiti.
Engineers Without Borders (EWB) at NJIT, a student group already working on water purification in Haiti, held emergency meetings to see how they could expand their work in Haiti. The group has been to Haiti several times to build and install bio-sand filters in a Haitian village called Milot. The filters purify drinking water. EWB also set up a table in the campus center to fundraise.
NJIT counselors were also made available for grief counseling.
The Haitian Student Association at NJIT is planning an on campus art exhibit; the proceeds from which will go to Haiti. A group of NJIT students is considering spending its spring break in Haiti, if possible, to help rebuild the country. The students at NJIT are the world’s future engineers, architects, environmental scientists and technologies. And they will use their education however they can to help the Haitian people rebuild their country and their lives.