Simpson University organizes Haiti relief team

For Immediate Release


REDDING, Calif. – In an effort to help victims of Haiti’s earthquake, the Office of Spiritual Formation at Simpson University is organizing a team to travel to the devastated region over spring break, March 26 - April 5.

The Haiti Relief Team will be made up of 17 students and staff from the Simpson community. The team will be led by Emily Johnston, Coordinator of Student Missions, and Logan Denney, a junior at Simpson University.

Team members are asked to raise an estimated $1,600 each.

“Known as the ‘Gateway to World Service’, Simpson has a long history of international service,” Johnston said. “In the wake of such a devastating tragedy, our community has been moved to action to serve the people of Haiti in any way we can.”

Simpson University is partnering with DELTA Ministries, which has helped create a partnership called Haiti for Him. Haiti for Him seeks to give medical, pastoral, and reconstructive aide to the people of Haiti. Additional information is available at

A second trip to Haiti is being tentatively planned for this summer for alumni of Simpson University. This team will be led by and Karla Dillon, alumni and parent relations assistant.

Simpson University has sent mission teams to Haiti in 1998 and 2008.

Simpson University is a Christian university offering undergraduate, graduate and teaching credential programs. Simpson’s academic programs includes ASPIRE, a degree-completion program geared toward working adults in the north state. Simpson’s recent curriculum expansion includes degrees in biology, nursing, outdoor leadership, and a master’s degree in counseling psychology. For more information about the university, or to arrange a personalized visit, call 1-888-9-SIMPSON or visit


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