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Highlights September 2013
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Thursday, September 19, 2013
The Great Wall Pour
Seismic repairs on campus continued this summer with new walls for the library and lower level of the Agora dormitory. Patrick Faustin (Head of LCS Maintenance) and the maintenance staff completed the three sheer walls on schedule. Students returned to campus throughout the summer to help with renovations as well as regular cleanup projects. Their many hands made the heavy renovation work a bit lighter. It was a lot of work, but it went smoothly—a testament to the quality of our veteran staff. LCS plans to complete 10 to 12 more walls during the 2013-2014 school year.
Madeleine Does It Again!
The Madeleine Parish in Portland,OR held yet another tremendously successful garage sale to support THP August 2-4, raising more than $26,000. Christina Moynihan, who participated in the event with her daughter, Marianna Moynihan, reflected, “People stepped out of their comfort zones, asking strangers to ‘round up’ and make an extra donation to The Haitian Project and sharing their own experiences in Haiti. Not only were there words of encouragement, there were bells ringing each time someone donated more money. It was amazing to see how every little effort came together for good. (Romans 8:28)”
St.Thomas the Apostle Church in Crystal Lake, ILgenerously hosted THP’s 12th Annual Big Get Together on September 7th. The celebration included an auction of Haitian art, dinner and live music. The evening also provided an opportunity for THP to formally recognize Jimmy and Katie Sartino for their 13 years of dedicated service to THP (see page 6), as Deacon Patrick Moynihan honored their work with the Louverturian Award. Other speakers at the event included Volunteer alumna andSt. Thomas parishioner, Meghan Gregus, and LCS Director of Community Outreach, Christina Moynihan, who spoke on the social importance of family.