SNU receives offering for Haiti and makes plans for a summer trip to Haiti

     The news of the Haiti quake spread across the country in various forms and from a number of directions.  With the students return to the Southern Nazarene University (SNU) campus for the Spring 2010 semester, we share the response of an offering from the students taken during the first chapel service of the semester.

“The outpouring of support from the SNU community as evidenced in the offering was amazing,” said Dr. Brad Strawn, Dean of the Chapel and Vice President for Spiritual Development at SNU.  “The campus had almost no notice and to raise over $1,000 - like that says a lot about how much our community cares about the world.  We will continue to collect money through this week and should have enough to buy 2,000 gallons of clean drinking water for Haiti.”

Jason Hubbert, Associate in Spiritual Development tells us of a strong response to the disaster from SNU students, faculty and staff.   As a result to such an interest, a trip to Haiti is in the works for sometime in May. 

“The focus of the trip will be doing whatever Nazarene Compassionate Ministries tells us the primary need is.  I’d imagine it would be clean up, but at this point, it is too difficult to know what the focus will be this summer,” said Jason Hubbert.

For more information on the upcoming SNU trip to Haiti, contact Jason Hubbert, Office of Spiritual Development at Southern Nazarene University by calling 405-491-6216 or by email at

To view a recent update from one of our Nazarene General Superintendents - J.K. Warrick who is in Haiti now, go to:

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