Hoos for Haiti

Weekend brings in over $30,000 dollars from U.Va. community for Haiti Relief

In Uncategorized on January 25, 2010 at 2:48 am

Two benefits this Saturday, one at Fry’s Spring Beach Club and the other at Random Row Bookstore, netted over $30,000 dollars to Haiti.

At Random Row Books in Charlottesville, performers and vendors donated their time and energy to bring awareness and raise funds for the relief efforts in Haiti at the event organized by a group of U.Va. graduate students and community members. Works of art, gift certificates, and dance lesson were sold in a silent silent auction. Local food vendors like Carpe Donut and C&O served food to the crowd. Organizer Wendy Hsu said to CBS19, “We’ve seen so many people come forward to offer help. It’s beautiful to see Charlottesville in this way.” All proceeds were donated to GHESKIO, the International Rescue CommitteePartners In Health, and UNICEF.

At Fry’s Spring, hundreds showed their support at the benefit organized by engineering professor Andres Clarens, his wife Kristen, engineering faculty and student volunteers from Engineering Students without Borders, ASCE, and Trigon. A full list of sponsors can be found here. All proceeds from the event were donated to Partners In Health.

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