Former Oregon State football player reaches out to Haiti

Former Oregon State running back Yvenson Bernard, who is organizing relief efforts in his home country, Haiti, after 2010's earthquake.

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:

Hello everyone,

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):

Today’s Salon
425 W. 1st Avenue Albany, OR.

Kappa Kappa Gamma
1335 NW Van Buren Ave. Corvallis, OR.

Charitable donations:

Please make check payable to:

International Sports Agency
Children’s Foundation
P.O. Box 51508
Irvine, CA 92619
http://www.helpisakids.com/Donations.htm

3 Responses to “Former Oregon State football player reaches out to Haiti”

  1. Michelle says:

    You can also donate to Possum Auto Body & Paint at 136 SW 9th Ave in Albany, Or! Thanks for helping us out!

  2. Jane Poole says:

    I have been a big fan of Yvensen’s from the first time I saw him play at OSU when my daughter was a freshman. This comes as no surprise to me that he is helping out. I just wish I’d seen this earlier so I could have shipped stuff to Corvallis from my home in California – a $$ donation will be forthcoming! Way to go, Yvensen – you do the Beaver Nation proud!

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