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Lynn U. Marks Third Anniversary Of Deadly Earthquake In Haiti

BOCA RATON (CBSMiami/AP) – Students and faculty of Lynn University have begun a week of community service events to honor the four students and two professors who died in the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.

Starting Monday, students, faculty and staff at the Boca Raton school will take part in food drives, a beach cleanup, a tree planting, house painting and other service projects.

In March, the school dedicated a memorial plaza to the students and professors who were on a mission trip in Haiti when the earthquake struck. Eight other students on the trip were not injured.

Saturday marks the third anniversary of the earthquake that officials say killed more than 300,000 people and displaced more than a million others. Lynn University will ring six church bells at 4:53 p.m. Saturday, the moment the earthquake hit.

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