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CMSV Responds to Typhoon Haiyan


Riverdale, N.Y. – The College of Mount Saint Vincent is responding to the devastating tragedy in the Philippines by raising funds for Concern Worldwide, the College’s official charity.

More than $1,000 has been already raised by the College in response to Typhoon. The Filipino student group SAMAHAN (Students at the Mount Advancing their Humanity and Nationality) are joining the Office of Student Activities and the Office of Campus Ministry to mobilize student participation through a variety of fundraisers.

The mission of Concern Worldwide is to transform the lives of the world’s poorest people. Concern Worldwide already has staff on the ground in this emergency appeal and is responding with water, sanitation, food, and other basic necessities.

More than ten percent of the students enrolled at the College of Mount Saint Vincent are of Filipino descent and are a vibrant part of the Mount community. Several prominent College of Mount Saint Vincent alumnae/i have close connections to the area, including the late Corazon Aquino‘53, the first female President of the Philippines.

The College invites the local community to donate online. Contributions may be also sent via check to the College of Mount Saint Vincent with “Concern Filipino Relief” in the memo.

In response to the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, the College of Mount Saint Vincent partnered with Concern and raised over $5,000 to the relief efforts.

About the College of Mount Saint Vincent
Founded in 1847 by the Sisters of Charity, the College of Mount Saint Vincent offers nationally recognized liberal arts education and a select array of professional fields of study on a landmark campus overlooking the Hudson River. Committed to the education of the whole person, and enriched by the unparalleled cultural, educational and career opportunities of New York City, the College equips students with the knowledge, skills and experiences necessary for lives of achievement, professional accomplishment and leadership in the 21st century.