January 14, 2010
The community of Gordon College expresses its profound grief over the recent earthquake tragedy in Haiti and is mobilizing to offer prayers and help over the coming weeks.
The Gordon community is mindful of our many Haitian neighbors on the North Shore as well as some of our own international students from Haiti who await word on their families during this difficult time.
On Wednesday evening (January 13), the Haitian American Association held an emergency meeting at the Gordon in Lynn office to strategize about possible relief and communication efforts for their loved ones back home. The Gordon in Lynn program will continue to offer space for meetings as needed and is waiting to assist in any other ways the Haitian community might need.
Many from the Haitian community will be in attendance at an event honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, January 18, in Lynn, where President R. Judson Carlberg and other Gordon administrators, staff, students and state and local leaders who will also be attending the commemorative breakfast.
“This is a painful and heart-wrenching time for all of us, and especially for those in our local communities (from Haiti) who do not yet know what has happened to their families,” said President Carlberg. “We will continue offering what we can during this tragedy which will be a lot of prayer, support and creative assistance. We join others in praying for God’s mercy, comfort and provision for those in Haiti now and those affected by the tragedy here.”