United Way's Vice President of Marketing, Michael Gaffney, said "this is such an important fund raising effort for Haitian relief, it's such a major catastrophe that we wanted to be available for those folks who are looking for a way to help out."
When there is a need, Gaffney maintains, people dig deep. He compared this fund raising effort to the one that took place after the 9-11 attacks . Then, local folks gave over $1,000,000 to buy a fire truck for the New York City Fire Department. At the same time, the local United Way had it's largest campaign to date.
If you would like to give, you can send a check to United Way of Summit County, 90 N. Prospect Street, Akron, OH 44304 - Attn: Haitian Relief . You can also donate on-line using a credit card at uwsummit.org.
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