Haiti Relief Efforts Continue At CSUFebruary 1, 2010
By CSU Sports Information
CHARLESTON, S.C. – Following Wednesday night’s Concert of Love for Haiti, Charleston Southern has raised more than $3,100 to support the relief efforts in Haiti through the Baptist Global Relief.
As football/track athlete Jacques Bazile and basketball player Stanley Honorat, both of whom have family in Haiti, got up to speak, the entire crowd of more than 500 students rose to their feet in support of their fellow students.
“Looking around to see all those people in the chapel brought so much joy to my heart,” said Bazile. “All of the people who walked to the stage and willingly gave out of their pockets brought tears to my eyes.”
Those in attendance gave almost $1,400 as a love offering was taken. T-shirts are also being sold with the proceeds going to the Baptist Global Relief, an effort that has raised an additional $1,100.
“Although I don’t understand the Lord’s plans for Haiti, my hope, faith and strength continues to grow for a brighter tomorrow for everyone in Haiti because of all the people trying to do everything they can to help,” continued Bazile. “I can’t thank this school, the people, and everyone who made the concert possible enough because it was truly a blessing to me, my family and my country. The Lord will truly bless all who were part of the concert last night.”
The school will continue to take donations and t-shirt orders until February 3, but even after that, Bazile has a word of advice to those who want to help.
“The aftermath of this earthquake is not over. We must continue to pray, pray and pray some more.”