Local youth gather donations for Haiti
January 22, 2010
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – Two local youth organizations put together fundraisers this week to help Haiti.
When a group of teenagers, from the South Shore Christian Assembly of God Church youth group, heard about the devastating earthquake disaster in Haiti they had a heart to help. They gathered donations for hot chocolate to sell to raise money for the disaster relief. During the snow storm Jan. 17 and Jan. 18, they weathered the storm and set up at the Downtown Cafe in Meyers.
The owners of the Downtown Cafe, Billy and Barb Ramsey, allowed the youth group to use their parking lot to set up the fundraiser. Local businesses donated cups and church members donated money for the hot chocolate and to the relief fund.
With the traffic at a stand still on Highway 50 Moday, the community and tourists were generous in their support.
“God is emensly blessing their efforts,” said the youth group leader Ben Sullivan, referring to all those who had a hand in making the fundraiser happen.
The youth group is planning another hot chocolate fundraiser for the Haiti Disaster Relief at 1:30 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 24. All of the money raised goes to the Haiti Disaster Relief, to provide food, water, clothing and medical supplies.
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Students in the seventh and eighth grade at Saint Theresa School sold cookies, brownies and other baked goods to raise money to send to help to Haiti. The student sold out at their sale and made $50.50. Their goal is to raise 140 – $1 for each of the school’s $140 students. They will have another base sale Wednesday.