"Hands for Haiti" Highlight Compassion

Dr. Eikenaar, left, stands next to Sean and Jennifer Duclay and many of the students responsible for organizing the ‘Hands for Haiti’ fundraiser. Walt Whitman Principal John Murphy, right, congratulated his exceptional students and teachers.
Dr. Eikenaar, left, stands next to Sean and Jennifer Duclay and many of the students responsible for organizing the ‘Hands for Haiti’ fundraiser. Walt Whitman Principal John Murphy, right, congratulated his exceptional students and teachers.

“We'd like to congratulate and thank all of you for your support and contributions in raising money for the Haiti project,” said Walt Whitman Principal John Murphy.  “A very special thanks to students Sean and Jennifer Duclay who initiated the donation process.”  Walt Whitman teachers Dr. Eikenaar, Mrs. Haik and Mrs. D'Addario helped organize the ‘Hands for Haiti’ fundraiser with the World Language Honor Society and the ESL students, and together raised $1,000!

The money will be donated to Doctors without Borders to help the people of Haiti receive the proper medical attention and care they need after the devastation of Hurricane Matthew this past October.

“Both my sister and I feel that Doctors Without Borders is a good organization and one we can trust to make sure our donations get to the people who need help,” said Whitman senior Sean Duclay. “It always makes you happy to help others in such need,” said Jennifer Duclay, a Whitman Sophomore. “It’s a rewarding experience, especially when you see how many people want to help.”

“It’s not uncommon that we see this kind of action from the Duclay family,” said French teacher Dr. Eikenaar. “Anytime there is a natural disaster, here or anywhere in the world, they are in the front row always ready to help, they truly have golden hearts.”

“It is always a huge accomplishment to help others and be able to say that we have helped save lives,” concluded Principal Murphy. Way to Go Whitman School Community!