Sue Scheff: Help Haiti – Get teens involved in volunteering

The world is coming together to help the many victims in Haiti.  This natural disaster has left many homeless, hungry, without water and destroyed much of what little many had.  Many organizations, such as the Red Cross, are diligently working to bring relief to Haiti. 

What can you do? Donating money is always needed (if you prefer to make a $10 donation by text message, send the word “HAITI” to 90999), however some people are financially strapped and/or you may have children/teens that would like to be part of helping these people in distress.

In South Florida, Fill The Truck For Haiti Initiative, has begun.  You can encourage your family, friends and neighbors to collect are non perishable food items, toiletries, bed linen, first aid kits, new items of clothing, cots, bottled water, towels, flashlights and batteries, children formulas, diapers etc.  For more information call, 754-214-3895.  They are also looking for volunteers.

Encourage your teens to find ways online locally that they can get involved in.  Giving back, volunteering and just being part of helping others can help everyone!  Pay it forward, the rewards are priceless.

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