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Mohawk College students donate $17,000 for Haiti relief efforts

The Mohawk Students' Association (MSA) is donating $17,000 to the Canadian Red Cross to support relief efforts in Haiti. The Government of Canada will match the donation dollar for dollar, raising the total to $34,000.

In less than 48 hours, the MSA pulled together an all-day fundraiser on Wednesday where a percentage of sales from MSA retail and food operations were donated, along with 100% of the cover charge from the MSA's Wednesday Pub Night. The MSA also collected cash donations from students and staff. The MSA then donated an additional $10,000.

Haiti Matt Hayes CHCH TV personality and Mohawk Alumni of Distinction award recipient Matt Hayes (left) broadcast live during the MSA's Hope for Haiti fundraiser in the Student Centre at the Fennell Campus.