AUC hands over check for Haiti to Rotary Club

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LOWLANDS, St. Maarten — Treasurer of the AUC Government Associate Dave Holt, handed over a check to the Rotary Club of St. Maarten-Mid Isle for US $1,800 to be used for repairs to a school in Haiti.

After hearing that at least 100,000 young children had been unable to return to classes following the disaster of Hurricane Matthew due to their schools having been damaged, destroyed or converted into temporary shelters, the AUC Government Association having heard about Mid Isle efforts to raise funds for this cause, asked for donations from across the campus to help these students.

Rotarian Brian Greene (a medical student at AUC) introduced Holt to the disaster chair of Mid Isle Rotarian Aernout Kraaijeveld. The money will be sent to District Governor Elect 2017-2018 Robert Leger of Rotary Club of des Cayes, Haiti,  who will coordinate to see that the money  will assist the school most in need at this time.

The Rotary Club of St. Maarten-Mid Isle is part of District 7020, which includes St. Maarten, Saint Martin, Anguilla, St.  Barths, Jamaica, Haiti, The Cayman Islands and the Bahamas.  Hence when disaster strikes anywhere in the district the Rotary Club as a humanitarian organization will help where possible to give aid to the sister islands in need.

The Rotary Club of St. Maarten-Mid Isle meets Tuesday at 7:00pm at Mary’s Boone in Simpson Bay. For more information email: contactrotarysxm.mi@gmail.com or visit their Facebook page Rotary Club of St. Maarten-Mid Isle.

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