Haiti Fundraising Efforts Escalate As Contest Winds Down
By Haley Castro '11, Editor-in-Chief
With three days left in the competition with Williams College, Vive Haiti estimates that it has raised $4,000 — $1,300.76 of it from the “Seelye Snowball” Benefit last Saturday. Last week, the group announced the five non-profit organizations to which the proceeds will be donated: Grassroots International, Lambi Fund for Haiti, SEEDS for Haiti, Fonkoze and Global Fund for Women’s “Crisis Fund.” The club has stated that these organizations are subject to change.

Organizer Kate Berry ’12 is pleased with the response Vive Haiti has received from the College community at large. “I’ve been consistently overwhelmed by the generous support of the entire Amherst community. We’ve even had alumni e-mail about how they can become involved. Vive Haiti isn’t about a particular group of students selling wristbands; rather, it’s the efforts of the community as a whole.”

Peter Tang ’10, AAS President and Vive Haiti organizer, said he hopes “this competition only serves as a kick-start to a semester and more worth of helping Haiti rebuild in the months and years ahead.”

Issue 14, Submitted 2010-02-10 03:48:37