Stanford’s School of Medicine, hospitals and clinics will match donations from students, faculty and staff to support the relief efforts of Hôpital Albert Schweitzer, the only remaining fully-functioning hospital near the devastated capital of Port-Au-Prince in Haiti.
The medical community is offering the larger campus community a dollar-for-dollar challenge grant of $25,000.
Hôpital Albert Schweitzer (HAS) withstood the magnitude 7.0, Jan. 12 quake that has devastated Haiti and left thousands dead. A HAS report released Wednesday reads: “As the flow of people urgently seeking care increases over the next few days and weeks, our resources will be pushed to the breaking point. It is critical that we receive support to help us continue with our mission.”
The report continues: “This is the most serious challenge ever faced by HAS in its 54-year history, and while we are currently coping with the onslaught of the injured, we urgently need support. At this moment, we don’t have the capability to accept material goods or personnel. Our greatest and most urgent need is for funds to pay overtime wages to our dedicated staff, and to buy replacement medicines and supplies.”
Those who wish to donate to the challenge grant may do so at www.hashaiti.org/C1a_w1.html. Checks or money orders may also be sent to Hôpital Albert Schweitzer, P.O. Box 81046, Pittsburgh, PA, 15217.
For both methods, in order to be matched, it must be indicated that the payment is a “tribute gift” from one of the following institutions: Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford University Department of Medicine or Stanford Hospital and Clinics.