CEU holds fund raiser for Haiti

CEU, Carbon High and Emery High collaborate in project
Posted Thursday, February 11, 2010 - 6:20am

Students from the College of Eastern Utah, Carbon High School and Emery High School teamed together to help the people in Haiti.

One hundred and fifty hygiene kits were assembled last Friday at the college. Each kit contained two hand towels, four toothbrushes, a large tube of toothpaste and two bars of soap. The Humanitarian Guidelines dictated what should be included in each packet.

CEU students assembled 100 kits and Carbon High School 50 kits. Students from Emery High School raised $1,700 dollars to be donated for the cause where needed. The estimated price of each kit is $18. Working together, the students made a difference by donating a total of $27,000 for the Haiti project.

"It feels good to help those in need, and it was amazing to see how much can be done working together," said project leader Ryan Nelson. He came up with the idea to combine the three area schools to help achieve the goal of sending 150 packets. "We want to thank all those that helped out in the schools and the communities," said JJ Glasson. Nattee Thomas said, "Now I can sleep at night knowing that we were able to help."

SUN Center Director Kathy Murray believes the Haiti project was a huge success and liked combining the three schools to give many more students the ability to work towards a positive cause. She said she never had combined the area schools in a fund raiser and felt it was a successful endeavor.

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