Often when we see devastation we wonder how we can help.
Alexis Smith, 18, is a student at Vol State and decided to figure out a way to help with the Haiti earthquake relief. “I saw everything that happened, and was completely heartbroken,” said Smith.
Smith is leading the volunteer effort “Hope for Haiti.” This is a non-profit campaign for the disaster relief in Haiti through Convoy of Hope. She is having a meeting January 20, 2010 at 1:30 p.m., and January 21, 2010 at 1 p.m. Both of these will take place in the Vol State cafeteria.
Marla Shelton, Service Learning Coordinator said, “I think it really compliments what Phi Theta Kappa is doing by multiplying what the students can do by going out and collecting from local businesses. Lexi is amazing. She has organized all of this herself.”
“I approached Marla to get the students involved. We have already raised 150 dollars. Each week I’ll be giving the money to Convoy of Hope,” Smith said.
“If people are wanting to make a difference, this is a wonderful opportunity. I know that if I were ever in that situation, I would want to know that someone would try their best to help. The bottom line is just having compassion for others,” said Smith.
At the meetings Smith will go over how students can volunteer, and where everything will take place.
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