Andrew Fournier ’14, Staff Writer
On the morning of October 26th, the Merrimack community came together at Austin Hall for the 2nd Annual Homecoming 5K race. The proceeds from this event fund The Merrimack College Haiti Learning Service Initiative program.
Over a hundred students, faculty, and alumni were present to help contribute towards such a special cause. The race began at Austin Field, by the Collegiate Church and went all throughout campus with the finish line being back at Austin Field. This successful day not only saw everyone having a great time, but the contributions were overwhelming from each individual.
About two thousand dollars in donations were collected, the support was simply tremendous. Senior Katie Martin participated in the event on this day and was very pleased with the outcome.
“It was really nice to see everyone from athletes to the alumni come together at an event which has been significantly growing over the past couple years. This is one of the best ways that the Merrimack community can come together for a greater cause.” –Martin ‘14
Merrimack’s Haiti Learning Service Initiative collaborates with Project MediShare and the
people of rural Haiti to help them increase their access to healthcare and development services.
Merrimack’s athletic training and civil engineering programs both contributed to this in many
ways. They focused on increasing healthcare capacity for musculoskeletal injuries and increasing
access to clean, drinkable water to further make the lives of those in Haiti that much better.
Merrimack is has planned a trip to visit Haiti on January 5th, 2014 anyone who interested in
going on the trip can apply. With all of the money that was raised, the fourth upcoming trip
should be potentially the most successful trip thus far.