Enette Dumerin holds her twins, Carlebre Dumerin
and Jeff Dumerin, 3, right, in a C-17 on route from
Haiti to Orlando, Florida, Sunday,
Erika Schultz/Seattle Times/MCT
By Alexa Rocero, Courier Staff Writer
Logan's ASB is raising money on campus to aid victims of the catastrophic earthquake that brought tragedy upon the nation of Haiti.
A magnitude 7 earthquake hit the capital of Port-au-Prince on January 12, devastating the country heavily. It left hundreds of thousands dead, and countless injured, with aftershocks and rubble still causing damage to many other lives.
ASB leadership is organizing a fundraiser to help the relief efforts and is asking that everyone, students and staff alike, donate money to aid the struggle. Second period teachers are asked to gather funds from their classes, and some, like Mr. And Mrs. Forrest, are offering to double the total of any money that they raise.
Haiti may be thousands of miles away, but this is something that the Logan community can do right in Union City to help. The money will be sent out on Monday, January 25th, so those wishing to support those who are suffering should donate today.
The help is especially because, at the time of the earthquake, Haiti was still recovering from the hurricane that hit its islands in 2008, which caused over 800 deaths. Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, and does not have many funds available for the resources necessary to save the lives still missing.