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WA students raise funds for Haiti

Raising funds: Warwick Academy students who have raised funds for Haiti residents who were hit hard by last month’s hurricane

Warwick Academy is collecting donations and raising funds for Haiti, which was devastated last month by Hurricane Matthew.

Shoes and personal hygiene items are being sent to the impoverished nation and the school held a cake raffle yesterday to raise money for Oxfam and Feed My Lambs Ministry.

“Bermuda was so lucky to come through Hurricane Nicole with a relatively small amount of damage,” a school spokeswoman said.

“However, the people of Haiti were not so lucky.”

Haiti — the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere — was struck by Hurricane Matthew on October 4. The storm resulted in the country’s largest humanitarian emergency since the 2010 earthquake, killing hundreds of people.

“The Warwick Academy Family have pulled together to collect gently used shoes and personal hygiene items that are being loaded into a container and being sent to Haiti,” the spokeswoman said.

She added that parents and students also baked cakes that were set up in the school’s main hall today. Students bought raffle tickets that they then put in the bucket for the cake they wanted to win.