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Clark Fork School will be hosting a fabulous bake sale starting at 2 p.m. on Thursday to raise money to help rebuild a Port-au-Prince orphanage that was destroyed in the Haiti earthquake.

Help is still desperately needed in Haiti; however, more recent catastrophes such as the oil spill in the Gulf have overshadowed Haiti's crisis. But let us not forget Haiti and especially its children who are in need of shelter and a sense of normalcy. In a recent New York Times article, Deborah Sontag noted that, while Haiti's Education Ministry declared schools reopened April 5, resuming classes is a hardship among the ruins. Many students have returned to "school" where tarps are set up along "long, splintering benches." An 11-year old girl said, "I'm glad to be back here. At home, I daydream about my sister wearing a white dress and going to church with me. But she died." See www.nytimes.com/2010/04/28/world/americas (April 27, 2010).

Remember that more than 230,000 people died as a result of the January 12 earthquake in Haiti; many had children who survived. Those kids now need your help. Please come out Thursday to help CFS rebuild Haiti, "brick by brick."

Charlotte Beatty, Missoula

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