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UNC School of Social Work response
News stories:
Social workers will play an important role in Haiti relief efforts
Two faculty members help Haitian agency serve earthquake’s youngest survivors
Collection: The UNC Social Work Student Organization (SoWoSo) is helping to collect medical supplies for a medical team from Crosspointe Church in Cary, that is scheduled to travel to Jacmel, Haiti, on Feb. 6. A collection box has been placed in the lobby of the Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building, where supplies such as over-the-counter medications, Band-Aids, powdered baby cereal, etc. can be donated. Fliers have been posted around the School of Social Work listing recommended items for donations. SoWoSo is also accepting monetary donations, which will be used to purchase wholesale medications.
Map of Haiti
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NASW encourages members to get involved
WASHINGTON, D.C.—In the aftermath of the deadly earthquake in Haiti this week, the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is issuing an alert to its nearly 150,000 members to help support recovery efforts for victims and their families. In disasters such as this, social workers are uniquely suited to assess the disaster environment in a culturally competent manner and to provide leadership in promoting effective disaster relief and recovery efforts. Full story

UNC responds to Haiti

Across the University campus, faculty, staff and students are coordinating relief efforts to assist the people of Haiti. Click on the links below to learn more about the widespread work that UNC is doing, ways that you can help, as well as previous activities before the earthquake:

UNC Haiti Disaster Relief
UNC Gillings School of Public Health
UNC Health Care