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CMSV Community Raises Over $23,000 for Typhoon Haiyan Relief
11/15/2013 - Riverdale, N.Y. – Over $23,000 has been raised by the College of Mount Saint Vincent to help survivors of Typhoon Haiyan. The College will donate the funds to Concern Worldwide’s Typhoon Haiyan Relief campaign. Concern Worldwide will address the immediate needs, such as clean water, sanitation and shelter, of the poorest survivors of Typhoon Haiyan. An estimated 11.8 million people have been displaced by the natural disaster on November 8.

Students at the College are planning a number of activities to raise money for Concern Worldwide’s Typhoon Haiyan Relief campaign. The student club SAMAHAN has several upcoming charity events, including a special collection for the Typhoon Haiyan Relief campaign at the annual Filipino Heritage Mass.

For many years, the College has celebrated a close connection with the Philippines. In 2010, the College presented the Elizabeth Seton Medal to the Hon. Beningo Aquino, president of the Philippines. His mother, Corazon Aquino, graduated from the Mount in 1953 and later became the first female President of the Philippines. More than ten percent of the students enrolled at the College of Mount Saint Vincent are of Filipino descent.

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.

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.

Media Contact:
Belle Hann
Director for College Relations
(718) 405-3345
belle.hann@mountsaintvincent.edu                

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Leah Munch
Coordinator for Campus Events & College Relations
(718) 405-3341
leah.munch@mountsaintvincent.edu