For the last ten years, Holy Name Medical Center has run Hôpital Sacré Coeur in Milot, Haiti. Each year, during the Christmas Season, Holy Name holds drives for clothes and toys that are sent down to children in the Milot community. This year, however, due to political unrest and violence that has gripped the country, all that was asked for was food, which the New Jersey based Grains of Hope group has provided to the tune of 90,000 meals during past years. Typically, it would take 3-4 days for Grains of Hope to package the meals to be sent.
This year, however, thanks to the help of the Bergen Catholic family, including, students and alumni, more than 50,000 meals were packed in a single day! As Bergen alum and Holy Name CEO Mike Maron described,“the spirit of brotherhood, respect for each other and for those in need demonstrated by our students, parents, faculty and staff on Saturday was incredible. I am blessed beyond measure to have had the good fortune to witness it firsthand. This will forever be etched as one of my proudest moments as an alumni and parent of alumni.”
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