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Brownie Troop Helps Haiti, Receives Thanks from Creighton President

Brownie Troop Helps Haiti, Receives Thanks from Creighton President

Creighton University donors come in all shapes and sizes and some of the youngest ones recently gave to the University to help the victims of Haiti’s January 12 earthquake. The Brownies of Troop 3495, Omaha, raised $645 through a bake sale and made a donation to Creighton’s Haiti Relief Fund.

“The fact that 8-year-olds helped someone in need is such a powerful lesson for all of us. That they took this project and ran with it demonstrates that there is good in the world and it is reflected in these young hearts,” said Brownie leader Lisa Schartz Keane, a 1991 graduate of Creighton’s School of Law. Two other leaders also are Creighton graduates including Trish Carver Maynard, BSBA’86 and Sheila Reilly Mountjoy, BA’91.

So far, five Creighton-led health care teams have traveled to the Institute for Latin American Concern (ILAC) in the Dominican Republic and were able to provide care for earthquake victims in Jimani just 30 minutes from Haiti’s capital. The quickness of the University’s response stems in part from its long-term relationship with ILAC. The University has supported health sciences students and faculty to provide health care at ILAC for more than 20 years.

“Creighton is blessed to have supporters like these young women who understand we all can make a difference in the world,” said the Rev. John P. Schlegel, S.J., Creighton president.

To make financial donations visit Creighton’s Haiti Relief Effort.