Local teens help out in HaitiA few weeks after Diana Chou and her group returned from Kenya, another group of students from Los Altos High School traveled to Haiti where they helped rebuild a school and youth center that collapsed during a magnitude 7.0 earthquake which rocked the Caribbean nation on Jan. 12, 2010.
As on the Kenyan trip, students had to cover their own travel expenses, but supplies and local labor were paid for with $20,000 raised by One Dollar For Life.
Seth Donnelly, a social studies teacher at Los Altos High School, helped organize the trip and served as a chaperone for the group, which included Los Altos High School students.
The group distributed solar-powered lights and medical supplies, and helped rebuild a multi-purpose facility, which serves as an orphanage, community center and school. They returned home on July 28.