The devastation in Haiti has inspired the staff and students at East Elementary
school to lend a hand. On Friday the school is
hosting a spaghetti feed to raise funds for victims of the January 12th
Elementary principal Paul Kubena said that the decision to join
the relief effort came about spontaneously.
-- (Spaghetti 1 "The staff came ... coffee and pop.")
that the whole school will be involved in Friday's fund raiser.
-- (Spaghetti 2 "I will be ... come on down.")
He went on to explain what he
thinks the students will get out of their involvement in the event.
-- (Spaghetti 3 "You know everything ... to help out.")
involved with the schools knows that the calendars are usually packed full with
events. Finding the time to squeeze in an extra activity can be a challenge.
-- (Spaghetti 4 "Well, there is ... this thing happen.")
At the time of the interview,
Kubena wasn't sure to which agency the funds would be donated but he said it
will be a legitimate one. One hundred percent of the proceeds raised will go
for aid to Haitians affected by the quake and the recent aftershocks.
The death toll from the earth quake
has been estimated at 200,000, according to Haitian government figures relayed
by the European Commission. The commission raised its estimate of homeless to 2
million, from 1.5 million, and said 250,000 people need urgent aid.
Friday's fund raiser will take
place at East Elementary School from 5 to 7 p.m.