/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Less than nine days after
was devastated by an earthquake, Students at
for Haiti Relief (SDHR) surpassed their aim of raising
for Partners in Health (PIH) and have now increased their goal to
leads a national collegiate PIH fundraising challenge by a substantial margin, with donations totaling
as of Thursday at
, as reported on PIH's Personal Fundraising website (
has been collected on the
campus to help support the two
medical teams currently providing care at PIH clinics in
"We raised the goal because we want to continue to encourage people to donate to PIH," says student body president
'10, who formed SDHR with
'10. "We are also working to establish a national goal for universities and colleges across the country. But we want
to continue to be one of the largest contributors to PIH."
Jim Yong Kim
, who co-founded PIH, has helped lay the groundwork for a productive alliance between the
-based nonprofit and
, Dartmouth Medical School, and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Two
teams, comprised of 19 doctors and nurses, are currently treating earthquake victims at PIH clinics in Hinche and
"I cannot tell you how proud I am of our community for all they are doing on behalf of the Haitian people," says Kim. "As I said at a campus event on
Martin Luther King Jr.
Day, I have a dream that
will rise up and lead all educational institutions in aggressively tackling the world's troubles and making them our own. Clearly, we are well on our way."