Greenville Rally Held To Raise Money For Haiti Earthquake Victims

Wednesday's aftershock in Haiti signified that relief efforts are far from over. That's why one church in Greenville held a rally to continue to raise money for the disaster stricken nation.

Started by songs of prayer, Pastor's from several area churches along with nearly one hundred people came together at the Victory Christian Assembly in Greenville to raise money for the people of Haiti.

On hand was 90 year-old Eleanor Workman.

Workman spent 37 years working as a missionary in Haiti and opened up a school with 500 students.

Workman says, despite damage to the school, none of the students were injured.

She describes another problem the children along with thousands of other Haitians face.

The rally was expected to raise over one thousand dollars.

Reverend Thomas and the Victory Christian Assembly will keep his door open to donations.

Victory Christian Assembly

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  • by Senseless Location: Gville on Jan 23, 2010 at 10:54 AM
    I completely agree with OKAS. This is ridiculous. How many ppl come to our aid, really? And we need to be taking care of our own right now. There are sooo many ppl that have no homes and living out of their cars and where is this money going? To a country that would never/could never help us at ANY TIME b/c they are living in a 1600s life style. CRAZY CRAZY CRAZY
  • by obama's kool-aid stand Location: guyana on Jan 21, 2010 at 02:41 PM
    Charity starts at home. Help some of your down and out countryman, don't worry with Haiti. We need to be looking after our own. America would be a much stronger nation.
  • by Back Location: Greenville on Jan 21, 2010 at 10:26 AM
    Speaking for myself; I know at least one person that gives $500/yr to the Red Cross. I also know there's millions of Americans that have donated OVER $3 billion to Haiti in tax dollars. What could be angering MANY of us is the fact that Haiti was in worse shape, a day before the quake, than it was in 1992(over $3 billion was given to them to help them help themselves in that time period). Alot of Americans are also angry at the fact that we keep sending aid to MANY countries but yet people like obama and his administration, along with many countries, call Americans arrogant and violent. I think alot of people are mad because the current administration seems to care more about other country's citizens more than their own. I know of one person that sees MANY Haitians sitting on their butts(in most of the Haitian news footage) doing absolutely nothing(granted some physically cannot do anything). Susan, its hard to continue giving when you are constantly being slapped in the face.
  • by Susan Location: Greenville on Jan 21, 2010 at 09:07 AM
    Jethro- How can you expect an impoverished country to have a fundraiser for our hurricane victims? It's not like they have the resources or even the COMMUNICATION WITH US to know about these events. People in Haiti and around the world need our help daily. We cannot expect it to be a reciprocal relationship either. If they need help, how can they "pay us back". The reward you receive is knowing that you helped SAVE A LIFE. You helped a parent keep their child; a child keep their parent. I am strongly angered by the hatred and resentment I hear daily regarding those who have less. Give a little love people and get off your pedestal.
  • by Jethro Bodine Location: New Bern on Jan 21, 2010 at 06:49 AM
    Port-au-Prince Rally Held To Raise Money For North Carolina Hurricane Floyd Victims....Boy, does that sound funny, or what? I'll start giving when they do.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 21, 2010 at 03:10 AM
    I was look at witn's poll this morning. Have you donated to Haiti? No was overwhelming. I totally understand with unemployment and hard times here why some people just can't. However reading some post in the last week..a lot of people are PROUD not to give. I don't understand. Bless all of the wonderful people who have! Here's a good at lunch, skip the drive-in and donate that 5 to Haiti. It wouldn't hurt any of us to miss a meal.

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