O's donate to Haiti

The Orioles announced Thursday
that the Haitian Relief Fundraiser that was held at FanFest in January raised
$65,000. The money was raised through a silent auction, memorabilia sale and
fan donations. The team will donate the money to three separate organizations
to help the recovery efforts in Haiti, which was struck by a massive earthquake
in January.

 The Jenkins-Penn
Haitian Relief Organization has been on the ground in Haiti for several months
and uses government and non-government contacts to help the Haitian people. The
group has delivered more than 100,000 pounds of medical supplies and currently
serves approximately 2,000 meals a day to earthquake victims. The Orioles will
donate $25,000 to the Jenkins-Penn Haitian Relief Organization.

Project Medishare is
dedicated to improve the health and welfare of the Haitian people by
re-establishing the health infrastructure and providing access to agriculture,
education, clean water and sanitation in several communities in Haiti. The
Orioles will donate $25,000 to Project Medishare. Miguel Tejada has also
given his time to help Project Medishare by recently visiting their
headquarters in Miami and also filming a public service announcement for the
group.

Potters for Peace was established
in 1998 and has been assisting in the worldwide production of a low-tech,
low-cost water purifier. The group is a member of the World Health
Organization’s International Network to Promote Household Water Treatment and
Safe Storage. The Orioles will donate $15,000 to Potters for Peace.  

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