Last year, McMurry partnered with Partners in Development (PID) by sending students, faculty and staff to Haiti. "PID strives to help the extreme poor attain independence and whole life improvement. PID combines a variety of programs to achieve community transformation in places where hope is often lost in the cycle of poverty." They seek to create self-sustaining communities through child sponsorships, small business loans, medical care and housing opportunities. In June 2012 McMurry will return to Haiti with a team of new and old members. We hope to build a long-lasting relationship with the Haitian community.