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Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 04/30/2010

Md. students raise money for Haiti

By Washington Post editors

Seventh-graders at Severna Park Middle School celebrated raising more than $12,000 for relief efforts in Haiti — the most of any school in the Maryland Kids Care Campaign: Operation Haiti, the Baltimore Sun reports.

The students donated the money to the American Red Cross.

Anne Arundel school Superintendent Kevin M. Maxwell told the students, who waved tiny Haitian flags at points during an hour-long assembly in their school gymnasium, that their efforts reflected the importance of not just achieving academically, but of being good people.

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By Washington Post editors  | April 30, 2010; 11:20 AM ET
Tags:  2010 Haiti earthquake, Anne Arundel, Anne Arundel County Maryland, Haiti, Maryland, Severna Park, Severna Park Maryland  
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This was a very nice exercise by the students with their teachers. At the end of the day the teachers should really ask themselves how much money will really go to Haiti ? Those who really want to help Haiti should look for a small organization with direct ties to Haiti and good credentials. [The Red Cross has a lot of highly paid executives and major overhead expenses...]

Posted by: forhaiti | April 30, 2010 8:50 PM | Report abuse

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