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Published March 06, 2010, 09:59 PM

UND Students Raise Money for Haiti

It may seem like a world away...but to students on the UND campus the message coming out of Haiti hits close to home.

By: Jen Dame, WDAZ

It may seem like a world away...but to students on the UND campus the message coming out of Haiti hits close to home.

During the Men's and Women's Basketball games today, Saturday, March 6th, several groups, from the UND student government to Greek Life, worked to raise money for Haiti.

Raffle tickets and Fighting for Haiti T-shirts were sold at the games. Some of the hot items included an autographed Sydney Crosby jersey and a Team USA helmet signed by members of the Women's USA Olympic Team including the Lamoureux twins.

"There is a lot of support just surrounding the community and this is just a great event. It does not matter how far away you are as long as people are out there helping. We do not have to save the world, just make a sincere contribution," says Andrea LaFrance/Fighting for Haiti.

The goal today was to raise between ten and fifteen thousand dollars.

Fans are also encouraged to join the Facebook group UND Fighting for Haiti.

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