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Phillips seeking help for Haiti | Preston Citizen

Phillips seeking help for Haiti

April 18, 2013
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By RODNEY D. BOAM

Citizen editor

Emilee Phillips is organizing a food drive for citizens of Haiti. She has been working with people who were instrumental in bringing many orphans out of that country to families here in the U.S.A. after the earthquake.

This is Phillips’ third fundraiser/ donation drive in the last six years. The first two she was able to raise a combined total of $2,500 for the people in Haiti.

“The people of Haiti are in desperate need of food,” Phillips said. “The only items we can send are long grain rice, dry beans, spaghetti noodles and beef/ chicken bullion.

If anyone in the area would like to donate these items please drop them off at Ron Keller Tire at 160 So. State. We’re taking donations until May 13 and then we will be taking them down to Ogden where they will be sent to Haiti.

If you are interested in make a monetary donation, Phillips is also helping raise money to help children with their education. It costs $250 per year for a child to go to school and an average family only makes $300 per year. Education is not free in Haiti.

All donations are tax deductible and she will have them mail you a receipt. You can visit their website at www.haitianroots.com to find out more.

Please contact her with any questions at 852-4000.


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