They join athletes from other universities on the island during Haitian Heritage Month
Here’s a nice story from Penfield, our friends to the south.
The Charles Finney School recently sent a group of 15 students to Haiti, as part of the school’s “Project Compassion” program. This most recent trip marked Project Compassion’s 22nd mission trip in just four years. To date, the program has impacted more than 3,000 people.
The nonprofit Hope for American Haitian Youth and Elderly will hold a 15th anniversary fundraising dinner at 6 p.m. on June 4 at Shiloh Baptist Church, 800 S. Genesee St., Waukegan. Reservations are $50 per person. Donations of school and medical supplies and shoes are welcome.
The Cole family of Elburn has a history with Haiti that dates to January 2010, just after an earthquake devastated the country.
“Right from the beginning, our family felt called to be involved,” Kim Cole said. “Haiti is already such a poor country, and then to have this earthquake happen of such a great magnitude and so many lives that were lost, we just really had a heart for them.”
When University of Mississippi defensive end John Youngblood takes a break during the team’s practices, he isn’t likely to take a drink of cold, clean water for granted.