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The U.S. Department of State has notified the family of Stephanie Crispinelli, a sophomore from Somers, that she was among those killed in the January 12th earthquake in Haiti.
Lynn University President Kevin M. Ross issued a statement today saying "I am deeply saddened to learn about the loss of Stephanie. She had a real passion for serving others. Upon returning home from the Journey for Hope trip in Jamaica in January 2009, she began collecting sneakers and sports equipment to send back to the island, that -- after meeting orphans there who played soccer without shoes or equipment. This was the type of young lady she was. We are so proud to have known her."
On Friday, it'll be one month since a devastating earthquake struck Haiti,killing more than 200 thousand people. Now, the Westchester County Chapter of Habitat for Humanity is launching an effort to build Haitians new homes.
That was the message today as I spoke with Jim Killoran,the Executive
Director of Habitat for Humanity of Westchester. Killoran is back from a
trip to Haiti where he experienced, first hand, the devastation in the
country following the massive earthquake.
It's nearly one month ago that the quake struck and Westchester's
Habitat is coming up with a challenge that it's calling 100 Homes for
Haiti Now. It's calling on local schools, businesses, and organizations
to sponsor a challenge to raise 3500 dollars, enough to build one home
Last night's concert to benefit the relief efforts in Haiti at the Paramount Center for the Arts in Peekskill is being called a resounding success.
Greenburgh Town Hall was turned into a veritable concert hall on Friday, the scene of a unique fundraiser for the victims of the earthquake in Haiti. Singers, musicians and performers lent their talents and performed in the lobby of Town Hall from 11 A.M. to past 6 P.M.
Lynn University President Kevin Ross held a news briefing yesterday afternoon, telling students and faculty that it's "now time to grieve," that to the best of his knowledge it appeaers as though Somers student Stephanie Crispinelli and five others, were in fact killed in the massive earthquake in Haiti.
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