SGA Partners with Students to Help Haiti

Students at Arkansas Tech are joining forces with the Student Government Association to help the relief effort in Haiti.

The Student Government Association is sponsoring a change collection drive to help those in Haiti.

Last month a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti.  Nearly a month later, reports continue to shed light on the massive destruction and human suffering as a result of the earthquake. 

SGA President Dustin Parsons said many students expressed an interest in helping but didn’t know how to get involved.  Parsons adds, “With the campaign that SGA is sponsoring, we are giving all students an opportunity to feel like they have a direct role in the Haiti relief effort.”

The Arkansas Tech SGA has placed collection jars in Doc’s Place and Chambers Cafeteria for students, faculty and staff who wish to donate.

The jars will be present during lunch and dinner hours, and the donations will be collected through Thursday, February 18.

The Student Government Association says it will match up to $1000 of what students, faculty and staff donate.

The money collected will be donated to the Salvation Army for its relief efforts in Haiti.  To find out more about the SGA relief effort, email