UPDATE: High school Haiti challenge

Sky View High School has challenged Logan and Mountain Crest High Schools to see which can raise the most money for the Foyer de Sion Orphanage in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. All of the money donated will go to help buy food, water and other supplies for 250 orphans in Haiti. Kate Woodward of Smithfield says she’s proud of the students who are working hard to outdo the other two schools in their fundraising efforts. Woodward knows very well about the need for the money. She has adopted three children from the orphanage and has been to Haiti seven times in the process of adopting two others.”I’d come back from Haiti and I would tell people, ‘you would have to see it to believe it, it’s unlike anything you’ve ever seen before,'” Woodward says. “And that was before the earthquake. I just cannot imagine what those people are suffering now because they had so little to begin with.”The challenge runs through Friday and it was organized by the student executive councils of the three high schools. The Foyer de Sion Orphange lost two of their three orphanage houses and their office building in the January 12th earthquake. Woodward says she hopes the students’ parents, families and others in the community will get involved and find a way to donate to their local school.All 250 children in the care of orphanage director Guesno Mardy are living in the courtyard of one remaining house and food, water and medical supplies are extremely limited. For more information call Woodward at 563-9033.

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