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Dinner Fundraiser Set For Haiti Victims

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– Are you looking for a way to Pay it Forward this week?

A fundraiser is set for the mission workers who were killed while in Haiti last month.

The dinner is meatless lasagna with garlic bread and endless breadsticks sponsored by Olive Garden. It runs from 5 to 11:30 p.m this Friday, February 15,  at St. Peter and Paul Activity Center and costs $8.00. The center is located at 1433 Hamilton Ave NW.

Dinner will be followed by both a silent and live auction. If you’re looking to get to the event, the Delta Plex will be offering a free shuttle from there to the center.

The four mission workers were on a medical assignment in Haiti when the vehicle they were riding in went off the side of a mountain after the brakes failed.

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4 comments

  • Emma

    I would like more information. A fundraiser for what? Where is the money going? Are you meaning to tell me that adults w/ jobs, traveling to 3rd world countries have no life insurance? They carried no insurance at all? I'm not trying to be rude, but I am curious. It does seem that every time there is a death nowadays, the general public is asked to pay/donate. We have had many people in our family pass away over the years & have always managed to pay expenses.

    • John

      These people were killed while helping others. I don't think its too much to ask to help out the grieving families. If $8.00 is too much to donate, then don't attend.

  • Amy

    The money collected from this fundraiser is to help the families of this tragic happening. To get the bodies back to the US from Haiti is a very very very expensive thing to do, and bringing the bodies back to the US from Haiti is not something that life insurance covers. The money raised is also to help with funeral costs and other various costs that are associated with the death of these four people.