Yvenson Bernard, former OSU running back and a native of Haiti, has reached out to former colleagues and friends to gather donations for his home country. Bernard, who plans to travel to Haiti in two weeks and bring donations to the earthquake ravaged country, wrote the following e-mail to request support:
As you have heard Haiti had a catastrophic earthquake this week. My family and I are from Haiti and much of my family is still living there now so I am starting a Haiti Relief Fundraiser. Haiti is the poorest country in the western hemisphere, so relief is absolutely needed for survival!
We are accepting new hygiene products, all types of new and used clothing and shoes, as well as money donations. I am traveling to Haiti in two weeks to respond to this tragedy. All proceeds go to Haiti Relief! Any help would be appreciated! Thank you SO much and God Bless.
Donation drop boxes are at these locations (more to come):
425 W. 1st Avenue Albany, OR.
Kappa Kappa Gamma
1335 NW Van Buren Ave. Corvallis, OR.
Please make check payable to:
International Sports Agency
P.O. Box 51508
Irvine, CA 92619