STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Haiti tax break debated
The House and Senate are making progress toward allowing Minnesotans who have donated to Haiti earthquake victims to get tax breaks on returns they file this year.
“The Jan. 12 disaster happened... Posted on 2/9/10 at 3:06 PM
Based on the images he saw on television and the news he heard through friends and colleagues, Daren Wickum thought he had an idea of what was in store for him when he made the decision to fly with a team of local doctors to Haiti last month.
The earthquake in Haiti has touched a lot of people, and a lot of people are reaching out to the Haitians. Several students at East Ridge High School were touched so much by the disaster that they have started a new fundraising group called “Hearts for Haiti.”
It’s often tough to find a sliver of hope among widespread tragedy. Especially when that tragedy has resulted in the loss of thousands of lives at the hands of a natural disaster. But the Woodbury community had reason to be thankful last week when it was discovered 11 members of a local church who were in Haiti when a 7.0 magnitude earthquake rocked the Caribbean nation Jan. 12 were indeed safe and unharmed.
Eleven volunteers from Five Oaks Community Church who were in Haiti on a mission trip to assist with an orphanage project are back home and safe with their families after the 7.0 earthquake hit the country Jan. 12.
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