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This week's big news is the massive earthquake that struck Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Tuesday Jan 12th. The State Department has set up a telephone number for Americans seeking information about family members in . The toll-free number is 1-888-407-4747.
Several efforts are underway to send help to Haiti. President Obama promised the Haitians "will not be forsaken." Not all calls for help are legitimate, though. The FBI has issued a warning for Haiti relief scams. We encourage you to use well-known organizations (for example, the American Red Cross and Doctors without Borders) to channel your help.
At TGA, students have organized a Jeans day on Monday for Haiti. They're asking for a $5 donation. Look for Imogene and Mei Li, or check your e-mail for more information.