Alternative Spring Break 2012 - Haiti
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East Meadow Native Extends Hometown Service Commitment to Haiti

By Zakiyyah Kelly
Howard University News Service

East Meadow High School graduate, Phelishia Midy, knows it’s a long, long way from her hometown in New York to earthquake-ravaged Haiti, just over 1330 miles, to be exact.

The reality is even further away when she compares the comforts of East Meadow to homeless Haitian families still living in tents, struggling for food and water and living in fear of violence more than two years after the 2010 earthquake devastated the Caribbean island.

But this spring break, while many of her college colleagues are lounging on the beaches in Mexico or partying in Las Vegas, Midy, whose family attends Sacred Heart Catholic Church, will be in Haiti along with other Howard University students working to help families and children ...more

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