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Peace Arch News Friday, February 12, 2010

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‘It’s still rough down there’  from page 11 organization Honorat works for in Haiti. Grade 7 student Hayden Grant said students were asked to give up something – such as their allowance – in order to make a donation. “We wanted the kids to give their money, not their parents.” The fundraiser kicked off at a school assembly Jan. 25, when Nicholas was invited to give a speech. “Even though it was hard to give up the money for my game, there are clearly people that need my allowance more than I do,” he told the school’s 350 Evan Seal photo students. Jim Heuving, Larry Thomas, Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts and Chris “We may be just kids, but Keon sort through boxes of food to be sent to Haiti and distributed every little bit helps, even just a by Heart to Heart Haiti, the group Rebecca Honorat works for. few coins.” Hayden notes the response was to get online and connect with structure – located outside “overwhelming.” her briefly. the compound wall – is The collection goal was “It was enough to say she was questionable, and the couple reached within the first few OK.” hasn’t moved back inside. days, and funds continued to While the sisters’ South Surrey “They still have aftershocks,” come in this week, amounting to parents were on a Caribbean Carmichael said. “Now they’re more than $5,000. cruise at the time of the getting milder.” The drive ends today earthquake, they, too, were safe People have been relocating (Friday), the last day the federal from the disaster. to Grand-Goave from Port-augovernment plans to match Carmichael said Honorat and Prince, she noted, which has donations. the children – ranging in age raised security concerns. Carmichael said the showing from four to 16 – have two U.S. Marines – who heard of support is weeks worth about Honorat through her unbelievable. ❝We may just be kids, but of food, which blog – visited the area and put “I’m very barbed wire on the crumbling every little bit helps, even they consider a impressed with cushion. compound wall to keep the just a few coins.❞ the way the kids “They’re not children and staff secure. Nicholas Castellani really grabbed getting everything Carmichael said the UN student onto an initiative they need right offered to evacuate Honorat, but they felt strongly now, but they’re she has no intentions of leaving. for.” alive, they’re OK,” she said. “It’s “That’s where she’s going to be. She is able to focus on the still rough down there and it will I couldn’t leave 100 kids either. long-term needs in Haiti now be rough for a while. They have That’s her family.” the initial stress of worrying for bare necessities.” Carmichael said Heart to Heart Honorat has passed. While most of the buildings in Ministries plans to send 10 Carmichael said it was two Heart to Heart’s Grand-Goave containers of food and supplies days after the earthquake before compound – which included a to Haiti. she had any word from her school, church and orphanage To donate or for sister. – were destroyed, the house more information, visit When a friend called and Honorat shared with her Haitian hearttohearthaiti.com said Honorat was chatting on husband is still standing. To read Honorat’s blog, go to Facebook, Carmichael was able However, the stability of the rebeccalarkin.blogspot.com

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