Four faculty and staff members working for the Notre Dame Haiti Program were accounted for and safe after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit Haiti Tuesday, University spokesman Dennis Brown said in a press release.
“We are thankful that these dedicated members of the Notre Dame family are safe,” said University president Fr. John Jenkins. “Our prayers are with them and all of those in Haiti in the wake of this disaster.”
Notre Dame’s Haiti Program is based in Léogâne, about 30 kilometers west of Port-au-Prince. The four faculty and staff members were in Port-au-Prince at the time of the quake, the press release said.
There is no information about damage to Notre Dame facilities.