Diocese of Lake Charles plans to help Haiti

By Crystal Price - bio | email

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - In the midst of the earthquake in Haiti, educators at Sacred Heart are teaching their students about the earthquake and why it's important to help.

It wasn't your typical day in first grade for the students at Sacred Heart.

Thursday students searched for a country that many had never heard of and looked at pictures of things they never thought they would see.

"It makes me sad about all the damages and all the people that's died," says Haley Price.

Junior High classes are also learning about the hardships in Haiti.

"She showed us videos and pictures of how they lived and what happened after the storm and before the earthquake," says Alexis Stokes.

"It's sad to see people crying as they've lost their families," says Angelo Budwine.

Students are also learning ways to help out the people of Haiti during their time of devastation.

"I want to reach out and help them because we have the same connections as them and we have more resources than them," says Stokes.

This weekend the Diocese of Lake Charles will be taking a collection to help out the folks in Haiti.

"When so many people came to help with Hurricane Rita, it's now a time for us to respond in generosity to the people of Haiti," says Father Whitney Miller of the Diocese of Lake Charles.

Students back at Sacred Heart feel this is necessary in this time of devastation for the folks in Haiti.

"We should care about them because they're our neighbors," says Budwine. "They are not even very far from us. That's why we should care about it."

If you would like to help out Haiti through the Diocese of Lake Charles, direct contributions to Catholic Relief Services may be made directly to the Diocese of Lake Charles, 414 Iris Street, Lake Charles, LA 70601.

You can also go on-line to www.lcdiocese.org and make your contribution on-line.

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