Haiti Relief

January 29, 2010

Making a Difference

There has been a remarkable global response to the humanitarian crisis in Haiti.  Guelph residents has shown similar generosity.

There are dozens of indivduals and groups in our community stepping up to find ways to raise money for Haiti.  You just have to drive through the city to see the signs of numerous fundraising campaigns.  Seniors’ Homes are having fundraising dinners.   Schools are getting involved. A youth bowling club is  raising money.  Everywhere people live, work and play there are people making a difference.

At a Rotary meeting I attended two weeks ago, members emptied their pockets to raise money to purchase Shelter Boxes for Haiti.  I came back from that meeting and approached members of Council and the Senior Management Team to make a contribution towards the Shelter Box fundraiser.  I am pleased to say we raised $2370.00.

Randy Seager, President of the Rotary Club of Guelph and member Mary Jo van Boxmeer showcase the Shelter Box

River Run staff were also approached by members of the faith and music community to hold a benefit concert.  Council approved waiving the fees associated with the use of the River Run so more of the funds raised would go directly to Haiti.

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