Carly Hough: Middle schoolers help Haiti |

Carly Hough: Middle schoolers help Haiti

I’m sure you all heard of the devastating earthquake in Haiti that happened last year. It’s been over a year now and there’s still more you can do to help. My 6th grade class has recently been studying Haiti, and we learned that the devastation from the earthquake is still prominent. Trash is thrown on the streets because they now use the garbage trucks to carry away rubble. At night, they burn the trash, creating a muck that flows into the rivers they drink out of. They also dump bodies and waste into these rivers. This has created the recent epidemic of cholera.

Thousands of people in Haiti die each week because they have no nearby hospitals or water purifiers. My class has recently started a campaign in which we provide water purifiers to Haiti villages to prevent the spread of cholera. Please help us by donating to Hope for Haiti, which provides health care and education for needy Haitians. For more information on Hope for Haiti, please visit

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