November 12, 2013
Message from Emmanuel President Sr. Janet Eisner, SND Regarding the Victims of Typhoon Haiyan
The Emmanuel College community sends its thoughts and prayers to the people of the Philippines in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan, one of the largest storms ever recorded. Communication lines and road access to many parts of the archipelago nation have been cut, making it difficult to assess the full toll of the disaster. Still, it is clear that there has been enormous loss of life, and that many communities now face humanitarian challenges stemming from the loss of homes, clean drinking water and supplies.
While none of our current students is from the Philippines, we are aware that members of the wider Emmanuel community, including alumni, parents and friends and/or their families, may have been affected by this devastating storm. We are praying for them in a special way during Liturgies in the Emmanuel Chapel. In addition, we will provide members of the campus community with information on how they can contribute to relief efforts.
May Emmanuel, our God with us, be with the people of the Philippines as they cope with the typhoon's impact and begin the work of recovery and rebuilding.
Sr. Janet Eisner, SND