After learning about Haiti and the tragic effects of the recent earthquake, the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Sunday School class in Georgetown wanted to help the Haitian people.
They decided to show their concern by reaching out to this devastated nation by making Valentine’s Day an opportunity for reaching out to this devastated nation. The class planned a fundraiser titled, “Hearts for Haiti.”
To encourage parishioners to make donations, the Sunday School class created many lovely pink boxes decorated with glittering pink and red hearts. These boxes are to be used to collect money for the relief of Haiti. They suggested that even pocket change would make a real difference to the people of Haiti, most of whom live on less than $2.00 a day.
The Sunday School class will collect the boxes on Valentine’s Day. The proceeds will be donated to the Episcopal Relief and Development Haiti Fund.
“We must keep the Haitian people in our prayers. Haiti is the poorest nation in the region,” explains Mrs. Goeble. “They have no resources to help themselves. They must depend on the generosity of wealthier nations just to survive. It is a privilege to be able to help them and I am so proud of these children for taking the initiative!”
Contributions to the Episcopal Relief and Development Haiti Fund will help provide critical assistance in the aftermath of the January 12th earthquake. The ERD is working with its partners in affected areas to provide technical aid; meet immediate needs such as food, water, shelter and medical care; and coordinate a long-term response. The agency is committed to continuing its support throughout the recovery and rehabilitation process. To donate, log on to https://www.er-d.org/.