For more than two months since the deadly earthquake that ripped through Haiti’s capital, student’s have been pulling together to raise funds for the country.
Through Gators United for Haiti, a student organization at the University of Florida, has raised more than $30,000 of its $50,000 goal. If the students can raise the $50,000, the University Athletic Association plans to match their efforts dollar-for-dollar.
The group has raised most of the money by partnering with other UF events. They plan to co-host a benefit concert tonight with the Freshman Leadership Council and Students for the Performing Arts, according to the ad.
Acts will include performances by The Sedoctaves, No Southern Accent, ArACkA Comedy, The Florida Players, Signs of Life Hip Hop Theater and Orlando-based band, Built to Be Broken.
The event, called “Gators Give Back: A Talent Showcase Benefiting Haiti,” will take place at the Rion Ballroom inside the J. Wayne Reitz Union at 7 p.m. Friday. Everyone attending will have the chance to learn how else they can help the people of Haiti.
So far GU4H has tabled, teamed up with local concerts including one with John Legend to raise funds at UF.