HOME

NEWS

CHARITIES

VOLUNTEER

ACTION CENTER

ADD CHARITY

CONTACT

SUPPORT

World Environment Community Health Animals Celebrity Submit A Site Find A Charity
Local Teens Remember Haiti

By Rose Lee, Great Falls Connection

2176 days ago   Article ID# 520589
Original URL

 

Americares Foundation

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA (Great Falls Connection) - Rock to Remember Haiti raises money for victims of the earthquake.

On a day when several high school proms were taking place, many students gathered at the Old Fire House in McLean for a much different occasion. Five local bands donated their time to put on a concert, Rock to Remember Haiti, in order to raise awareness and donations for victims of the earthquake that took place in Haiti this past January.

Langley High School sophomore, Sheerin Tehrani, organized the event with the hopes of reminding the local community of the ongoing tragedy in Haiti.

“Many of us donated and helped out right after the earthquake, but a lot of us forgot about Haiti after the initial shock wore off,” Sheerin said. “I just feel thankful to live life so comfortably, and I think that it’s our moral duty to help out in any way we can.”

Students from all over the area attended, including two teenagers, Tess Paoletta and Chandra Che, from National Cathedral School in Washington, D.C.

“What happened in Haiti is so devastating and it’s important to try and help the victims,” said Tess. “This event shows how one person can make a difference.”

The bands that played included Ivy Rose, Mad Brenda, Jetpack Atlantic, Life Without Stripes and Meet Me In The Green. Their performances helped raise money for victims of the earthquake that hit Haiti.

All proceeds will go to the Americares Foundation. Americares was chosen in particular due to the fact that it gives 98 percent of the donations it collects to help victims.

Copyright 2016 Great Falls Connection   (Copyright Terms)
Updated 2176 days ago   Article ID# 520589

Americares Foundation    View Charity Profile    Visit Website

More AmeriCares News

WHO says $56 million needed to fight Zika spread in coming months

97 days ago From washingtonpost.com 

WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - ...

AmeriCares to deliver $13 million worth of medicine, supplies to Nepal

368 days ago From americanbazaaronline.com 

GERMANTOWN, MARYLAND - ...

AmeriCares sending help after Nepal earthquake

393 days ago From blog.ctnews.com 

BRIDGEPORT, CONNECTICUT - ...

Support for Health Center in Haiti Helps Malnourished Children

674 days ago From Thomson Reuters Foundation  

LONDON, U K - AmeriCares Haiti local partner, Rezo Koze Lasante (RKLS), the only community-based health center in the area, added another component to its child ...

Responding to Medical Supply Emergency in Honduras

692 days ago From trust.org 

LONDON, U K - In May 2014, AmeriCares responded to an emergency in Honduras with an air shipment of laboratory supplies. Through our partner in Honduras, the ...

Go to page:   1    2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  Next >> 

<< Return To Community Service News

Action Center

Climate change : Biodiversity loss alarming

Action: Climate Change

The Federal Climate Change Secretary Syed Abu Ahmad Akif has pledged to stem biodiversity loss in the country in collaboratio ...

Help make Joshua Tree National Park whole again

Action: Wildlife Conservation

Land that was removed from Joshua Tree National Park in the 1940s for iron mining is now available to be reincorporated into ...

How human greed is destroying vast swathes of a rainforest dubbed 'the earth's lungs' - pushing the Sumatran orangutan one step closer to extinction

Action: Stop Deforestation

The orphaned orangutan sits quietly as the vet listens to his heartbeat - barely moving, bedraggled, seemingly on the point o ...

Thank EPA for issuing safeguards against oil and gas climate pollution

Action: Stop Pollution

The Environmental Protection Agency recently finalized the first-ever national limits on dangerous methane pollution from new ...

Hold your ground: No new drilling in the Gulf

Action: Save Our Oceans

Join the tide of resistance to oil and gas drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. Hundreds rallied for "No New Leases" in March on a ...

View All Actions >>

 

 

Charities

News

Follow Us

Support

Find A Charity

Action Center

World

Community

Facebook

Twitter Support

Contact

Volunteer

Add A Site

Environment

Animals

Google+

Privacy Policy

Copyright

 

 

Health

Celebrity

Terms of Service

Copyright © The Charity Vault All rights reserved.