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Candlelight Vigil for Mexico and Puerto Rico to be Held at Hendricks Chapel Thursday
Syracuse University’s chapter of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) will hold a candlelight vigil on the steps of Hendricks Chapel on Thursday, Oct. 19, to draw awareness to the continuing earthquake relief efforts in Mexico and hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico.
The vigil will begin at 7 p.m. and is open to the public.
Baptist Chaplain Devon Bartholomew will lead those gathered in prayer, followed by a time for participants to share their experiences.
A 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck Central Mexico on Sept. 19. Puerto Rico has borne the impacts of two major hurricanes within two weeks of each other this season. Hurricane Irma hit on Sept. 6, followed by a catastrophic direct hit from Hurricane Maria on Sept. 20. Maria devastated the island, and relief efforts are expected to take months, if not years.
Hendricks Chapel, in partnership with the Student Association, will be leading a team of students to Puerto Rico Dec. 16-22 to assist with relief efforts.
To learn about ways to help those affected by the earthquake and hurricanes this fall, contact Hendricks Chapel at 315.443.2901 or visit Hendricks.syr.edu.