University launches ‘Swipe Your GWorld for Haiti’ relief effort

Cash-strapped students will be able to swipe their GWorlds at five locations on campus on Jan. 22 to give donations to the relief fund in Haiti, according to a University statement.

Any donations will be evenly split between the American Red Cross and Project Medishare, an independent nonprofit organization that provides health care to Haitian people.

“The GWorld initiative was created in large part at the request of student groups to enable GW students, faculty and staff to more easily contribute to disaster relief,” the statement said.

GWToday listed donation locations and hours as:

•GWorld Office, Marvin Center, Fifth Floor 501, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
•Colonial Central, Marvin Center, Ground Floor, 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
•Columbian Square, Marvin Center, First Floor, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4:30 to 7 p.m.
•Mount Vernon Campus, Ames Dining Hall, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4:30 to 7 p.m.
•Virginia Science and Technology Campus, Building 2 Lobby, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4:30 to 7 p.m.

Only Colonial Cash and Debit Dollars will be accepted.

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