BY ISN STAFF | December 15, 2013
Just two weeks after Typhoon Haiyan, the most violent storm ever recorded to make landfall, struck the Philippines the Jesuit University Humanitarian Action Network (JUHAN), launched a major effort to help. Friday, November 22, was declared a day of Solidarity and Fundraising for the Philippines across the Jesuit network of schools. Efforts across the country included an interfaith prayer service, a prayer wall, a radio show, and bake sale which raised $5,390. All funds collected were donated to the Disaster Response and Management (DREAM) Team at the Jesuit-founded Ateneo University in Manila.
“Events such as these remind us all of the fragility of life, and of our responsibility as compassionate persons and global citizens to offer what assistance we can to our fellow men and women,” said Rev. Jeffrey P. von Arx, S.J., president of Fairfield University, where JUHAN is based.