FAYETTEVILLE – Former President and native Arkansan Bill Clinton showed his support of Razorback Relief: Operation Haiti in the form of a letter this week.
The marathon food packing event to aid the earthquake victims still suffering in Haiti is one that strikes a chord with President Clinton. The former president has been very active in efforts to help Haiti including partnering with former President George W. Bush to form the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund at the request of President Barack Obama.
In a letter supporting Razorback Relief: Operation Haiti efforts Clinton writes in part:
"…I am proud of you, because your work epitomizes the generosity and positive attitude for which Arkansans have always been known. Attempting to package two million meals in 24 hours for the people of Haiti – a potentially record-breaking feat – is nothing short of remarkable."
The event begins Friday, June 25, with a kickoff at 7 p.m. The packaging of the meals continues through the night with the meals shipped the next day directly to Haiti. Volunteers are still needed for shifts of two hours (or more) to help package, seal and box easy-to-make meals for the 2 million people still in need. Razorback student-athletes, coaches and staff are scheduled to assist in the packaging of the meals throughout the event.
For more information, log on to RazorbackRelief.com.