Many, many from the Georgetown College “family” – past and present – have reached out to help the people of Haiti in some way since the recent earthquakes.
Kentuckians who tuned to WKYT-TV to follow UK basketball coach John Calipari’s lead on the “Hoops for Haiti” telethon week-ago Sunday probably spotted GC alumni meteorologist T.G. Shuck ’91 (white shirt in photo) and sports personality Dave Baker ‘82, right. GC defensive backs coach Brian Landis ’01 is in the black sweatshirt, his wife Ashley Tingle Landis, a Channel 27 staffer, is at left, and their son Parker is in the capable hands of none other than Wildcat star Patrick Patterson.
The telethon has raised more than $1.5 million thus far, but here’s a smaller, more specific effort with a special GC connection.
The mother of Katie Knight ’04, assistant director in Admissions, is leaving for Haiti on Friday – and she is thrilled with those who have responded to a plea the Georgetown College campus received more than a week ago.
Pam Knight writes in an e-mail:
I would like to say that if anyone wishes to donate to Family Health Ministries, all of that money will go directly into Haiti – either in the form of medical care, food or water, or to help rebuild the medical clinics and orphanages we lost.
Thank you for your support and concern. Keep us in your prayers for safe travel. And keep the Haitian people in your prayers for continued strength and patience.
God bless you,
Below is the campus-wide e-mail of January 15
Campus friends . . .
Katie Knight, assistant director of Admissions, has learned that her mother, Pam, will be traveling to earthquake-ravaged Port au Prince, Haiti on January 30, 2010 as part of a previously planned mission trip under the auspices of Family Health Ministries and the Episcopal Diocese of Lexington. This will be her fourth consecutive year to do mission work there.
The original plan was to assist with the construction of a home for one of the FHM employees in the neighborhood of Cite de Soleil, described as the poorest neighborhood in the world. The focus of attention now is on assisting survivors of the island devastation in as many ways as possible.
Katie, on behalf of her mother, whom she considers her best friend, asks that you consider a tax-deductible donation to Family Health Ministries. Katie’s mom will personally deliver the money to Pastor Leon Darling, a trusted and well known leader in the Port au Prince community, who is associated with FHM.
Any amount, payable to Family Health Ministries or St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church Haiti Fund, is tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Your check may be sent to Pam Knight, 3500 Woodhaven Drive, Somerset, KY 42503, or St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, 206 W. Columbia St., Somerset, KY 42501. Please direct any question via e-mail to Pam Knight at email@example.com or telephone 606-219-1326.
News Bureau Director
More information about Family Health Ministries is available online: www.familyhm.org.
Thanks for your compassion. Please pray for Pam’s safety as she travels to aid others.