Friday, June 22, 2007

Young Democrats Raise Money for Medical Relief in Honduras

On Sunday, June 17th, the GCYD helped to earn over $4000 to provide people in Honduras with medical relief. We worked catering and concession stands at NASCAR's Nextel 500 at the Michigan International Speedway (MIS). It was the largest event in the state of Michigan with over 250,000 spectators. All the proceeds from MIS went to the U of M and Albion College Honduras Relief Team, which will be flying down to Honduras to provide medication for people who have to wait a year to receive care from illnesses ranging from broken bones to dangerous, infectious diseases. We are proud to have contributed and hope their trip can save and rebuild the lives of those who have so little.

I would like to personally thank those who came out to support a good cause. Our volunteers had to be at MIS at 6am on Father's Day. They put in 12 hours of hard work on an extremely hot day. They lifted very large heat boxes and racks of cold items before they even made it to
the concession stands where they were trained to pander to 250,000 NASCAR fans in a hurry to get back to the race. So thanks once again for a great event and now it's time to turn our attention back to Flint. Thanks.

-Keith Flynn

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