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Red Cross volunteers Haiti Relief Fund walk

Published on Sunday, January 31, 2010 Email To Friend    Print Version


Volunteers of the Cayman Brac Chapter of the Red Cross organized a Walkathon to raise funds
for Haiti.

Volunteers of the Cayman Brac and Little Cayman Chapter of the Cayman Islands Red Cross walked for a cause on Saturday, 23 January, starting at approximately 4 pm from Kirkconnell´s Market in Stake Bay to PopoJebs Pizza in West End. The members of the community were invited to sponsor the walkers.

This walk was the first of the chapter’s fund-raising events to assist the Cayman Islands Red Cross Haiti Relief Fund. Other events are being planned such as food sales and a Thrift Shop sale. Collection containers for monetary donations are placed in business places and shops across the island for persons who would like to continue contribute to this appeal.

“We would like to thank the members of Cayman Brac´s community who gave generously to the earthquake victims in Haiti;” said Red Cross Coordinator Carrie Grant. “We look forward to your continued support.”

In addition to the collection of money, the Cayman Islands Red Cross (CIRC) will take tracing requests from Cayman Islands residents who have family members living in Haiti; however, due to the near total devastation of communication equipment on the ground, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Haiti is currently focusing on getting messages from Haitians to family members abroad.

The CIRC will monitor the situation, and as soon as communication capacity is re-established, it will work to restore family links between Cayman Islands residents and their families in Haiti.

In the meantime, requests should be sent to or 916-1742. The information needed is the person’s full name, last known address, last known phone number, last known place of employment (if possible), and the names of any next of kin also in Haiti.
 
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