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Haitian Earthquake


ASCE Extends Condolences to Haiti Victims, Residents

The American Society of Civil Engineers expresses its sorrow over the magnitude of loss and suffering caused by the January 12 earthquake in Haiti, especially to those ASCE members and civil engineers in Haiti and elsewhere that have been personally affected by this tragic disaster. 

Haiti is still in the throes of recovery from its devastating earthquake. A team from ASCE's Technical Council on Lifeline Earthquake Engineering arrived at the scene Feb. 28 to survey the damage, and will have a report on their findings in the coming weeks. You can make a donation to the American Red Cross designated specifically for Haiti relief -- go to the Red Cross page.

Learn more about the technical assessment team. 

Students with EWB-USA safe, back home in U.S. 

Students from the University of Wisconsin's Engineers Without Borders-UW chapter were in Haiti at the time of the earthquake, working on a hydro-electric power generation project. The quake was barely a tremor at their location, according to their blog. Read their latest entries.

How you can help 

  • Send $10 to the American Red Cross relief effort immediately by texting "Haiti" to 90999 from your cell phone. The donation will appear on your cell phone bill. Or donate via the American Red Cross Web site.
  • ASCE member? Enroll in the Disaster Assistance Volunteer Directory to match your skills with disaster relief efforts. ASCE is consulting with government and relief agencies to determine the best means for volunteer engineers to assist Haitians in restoring critical infrastructure.