Donations needed: Three hurricanes hammer Haiti

By Al Pefly email
Posted by Rachel Leigh email

It's been a nightmare for the people of Haiti - actually three nightmares. Three storms hammering the island within days.

The students at one South Florida charter school are feeling that pain. The student body at Toussaint L'Ouverture High School for Arts and Social Justice in Boynton Beach is about 80-percent Haitian-American.

One instructor told us a female student in his class was in tears. At least three students at the school are grieving, having lost a member of their family in Haiti in recent days whent the country was hit by Gustav, Hanna and Ike.

"Even though my family - my mama, grandmother and my uncle are safe - but, as a Haitian, about the other people what happened in Gonaive, I feel a little bit sad about that," said Gardy Mercier, a junior who attends Toussaint L'Ouverture High.

"We don't really scared of it, 'cause this is life. It's gonna happen anyway; even though, we take a lot of precautions, it's gonna happen," Mercier told us.

The school is collecting new and used clothing and non-perishable food for Haitian hurricane victims.

If you'd like to help, they have set up a collection box in front of the school on Gateway Boulevard just west of I-95 in Boynton Beach.