Victory for Haiti Fundraiser

Published 04/16 2014 06:19PM

Updated 04/16 2014 07:58PM

JOPLIN, MO.--- Victory Ministry and Sports Complex in Joplin is providing 280,000 meals for children who live in Haiti. "Victory for Haiti" is a one-day event that utilizes 1,600 local and regional volunteers to package 280,000 meals for Haitian children. About 70% of Haiti's population is undernourished, with infants and children suffering most. Organizers say this donation provides about 2,500 students a meal for about 90 days. 

"We just want to bring the Joplin community in the area and the region together for a Christ honoring project that will serve a group of students in a far away place that have a need for a nutritional meal," said Clifford Wert, Victory for Haiti, Organizer. 

Organizers hope to raise $60,000 to provide the $280,000 meals, donations are being accepted through the day of the event on April 26th. Currently, $40,000 have already been donated from 50 different contributors. 

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