|One of many truckloads of peanut butter collected for the Haitian earthquake victims.|
February 26, 2010. Paris, KY. Drew Page, a football player
on the Paris High School team and a SportsLeader
athlete, had an idea and made it happen.
about the earthquake in Haiti, he and his friends decided
they wanted to do something to help. Their solution: peanut
Drew took it upon himself to approach local businesses
and ask them if he could put up a poster
and some crates to collect peanut butter for the victims
of the earthquake. Seven businesses supported the initiative.
went home with his brother and enlisted his help to
make posters and gather some materials to get the job
done. After four hours, they brought the materials to the
businesses. Less than one month later, he had collected 1,000
jars of peanut butter.
Meanwhile, his friends from other towns undertook
the same initiative. As a group, they collected a grand
total of 10,000 jars of peanut butter and delivered to
the Red Cross for shipment to Haiti.
|The Paris High School football team, of which Drew is a member.|
"Every night I would
pray that the Lord would make this work,” said Drew.
“He answered my prayers.”
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