Saturday, February 6, 2010

UNIONTOWN HIGH SCHOOL HAITIAN RELIEF

From Pam Howarth, UAHS:

The National Honor Society began a drive for Haiti. A nurse from the First Christian Church of New Salem was part of a team going on an annual medical mission. She had requested from our congregation donations of Adult and Children's Tylenol.

As sponsor of the NHS, I was planning on getting students involved, but when the quake hit they asked how they could help. After speaking with the nurse and Mr. Colebank about the urgency of the situation, we began the drive.

With daily announcements and collections, the students, staff and faculty of Uniontown High School, Menallen, Ben Franklin and Neassa Lynn's history classes, NHS students collected 15 boxes of Tylenol, first aid and hygeine supplies and $1150. Our efforts will continue--we're planning a Calendar Party to raise funds for blankets to be sent at a later date.

Sincerely,
Pam Howarth

Below is a note of thanks from Chris Kaufman:

Pam,
To you and all your students-
Thank you does not seem adequate, but it's all I can say. What you and your students did was so overwhelming. Thank you for caring enough about the people of Haiti to do what you did.

The "Haiti" team could not believe all the things I had on Sunday night. Everything is going! It took several hours to get things sorted and packed! The monetary donation will be taken and given to the missionary for food and any other necessities needed for the people. Rest assured every penny will go directly to the people of Haiti.

Please keep us and the people of Haiti in your prayers.

God Bless you all,
Chris Kaufman