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May 10, 2013

Delta’s donate supplies to aid Haitian families

MILLEDGEVILLE — Members of the Milledgeville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta sorority donated much-needed supplies to Project Haiti Heart Thursday to help make the lives of children and families overseas a little easier.

“We’re a service organization and we provide services at all areas of our five-point thrust throughout the year. This is our third year participating in Project Haiti Heart and we were asked to participate in this again, so we decided to do what we could,” said Yvonne Ferrell, co-chair of the fundraising committee. “Our mission is to promote awareness of issues facing the race globally.”

Founded in 2004, Project Haiti Heart is a nonprofit organization with a mission to provide medical, humanitarian and spiritual aid for the people of Haiti. As part of its humanitarian outreach, biannual trips to Haiti is devoted to helping orphans in the area and children in schools.

As part of Project Haiti Heart, Dr. Mincs Calixte with Oconee Regional Medical Center plans to travel back to his home country May 31, joining medical and religious professionals from the Atlanta area to deliver donated items to children in the area of Fond Parisien, located about 40 miles from the capital Port-au-Prince.

“This is part of what I do as an outreach to the people of Haiti. It’s a three-dimensional approach to helping people, and that help really intensified after the earthquake in January 2010,” he said. “In the small town on the outskirts of Port-au-Prince, we are seeing kids walking home from school barefoot. That inspired us to bring them some flip flops two years ago; that was a big hit. Last year we brought 500 pairs and this year we’re planning to top that, and the sorority has helped tremendously in that sense.”

The Delta’s donated 300 pairs of flip flops for children and adults in addition to school supplies, including crayons, markers, pens, pencils, rulers, glue sticks and notebook paper.

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