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UA to host luncheon for Haiti

On Monday at 11:30 a.m., a special luncheon and raffle event to benefit relief efforts in Haiti will be held at the Student Union Memorial Center Grand Ballroom. 


The UA will be cosponsoring the event with World Care, an international relief organization based in Tucson. 

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""Every organization manages how they handle donations differently,"" said Lisa Hopper, the founder and CEO of World Care. ""At World Care, we manage collection, repackaging, transportation and redistribution.""


Hopper hopes to raise enough money to cover the expense of airlifting supplies, which is necessary since the Haitian seaport closed.


Sheri Hill, an executive assistant of the UA president's office, says that funds raised will do just that.


""Half the ticket sales will go to covering the costs of the luncheon, the other half and the raffle money will go to Haiti,"" Hill said.


Raffle prizes will range from autographed UA sports memorabilia to tickets from UApresents.


""We are very excited with the donations we have received,"" Hill said, ""Hopefully they will help make our event a success.""


Hopper, who will be traveling to Haiti herself next week to oversee the distribution of supplies, shares the sentiment.


""As of right now, there's no infrastructure left,"" Hopper said. ""There's no government left. People don't even know where each other are.""


Anyone interested in donating items for the raffle can contact Sheri Hill at 621-5288.





    


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