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University community responding to crisis in Haiti

Following a Jan. 14 campus vigil in support of the people of Haiti and those who are suffering in the wake of the catastrophic earthquake, members of the University community are asking how they can help.

Although no currently enrolled Princeton students appear to have been in Haiti during the earthquake, a number of University community members have family living in the country. Students who would like to speak with counselors are encouraged to contact Counseling and Psychological Services. University Health Services is open 24 hours daily, and clinicians at Counseling and Psychological Services are available from 8:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Appointments can be made in advance by calling (609) 258-3285. Pastoral counseling is also available through the Office of Religious Life.

The Office of Human Resources is communicating with employees about services and benefits available, including emergency confidential counseling. More information is available on the human resources website or by calling the office at (609) 258-3300 or e-mailing hr@princeton.edu.

Those who wish to donate individually are encouraged to make financial contributions. The U.S. State Department provides a link from its website to InterAction, the largest coalition of U.S.-based international nongovernmental organizations focused on the world's poor and most vulnerable people. The InterAction website lists many agencies that are responding to the crisis and accepting donations.

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