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Medina Burger King raises $6,000 for school in Haiti

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 4 February 2016 at 12:00 am

Photo by Tom Rivers

MEDINA – Medina Burger King employees hold a ceremonial check for a fund-raising effort to benefit a school in Haiti. The group includes, from left: Star Graning, general manager Heather Eagle, and Tina Daly.

In December, the Burger King in Medina encouraged customers to donate a dollar to build a school in Haiti. If they donated, customers received coupons.

James Cammilleri owns the Medina Burger, as well as Burger King stores in Le Roy, Hamburg and the Eastview Mall. He encouraged the stores to hold a competition, to see which one could raise the most money. Medina topped the others with the final donation of $6,000. (The check says $3,361, but a final donation pushed the amount to $6,000.)

The funds went to help finish a school in Passerine, Haiti. C.A.R.H.A. (Christian Action Relief for Haiti) provides a school for over 250 children in that community.

“Without this ministry, these kids would not have the opportunity to attend a local school and they also may not have the chance to have some kind of food that day, which the school provides,” Cammilleri said.

He went on a mission trip to the site with his wife Sarah.

“With those funds, we were able to finish the construction of the classrooms and a provide a courtyard for the kids to play in,” he said. “We are also able to construct a real Steel Gate that will provide as an entrance to the school as well as additional security to the premise.”

Heather Eagle, the Burger King general manager in Medina, said customers were happy to contribute to the effort.

“People were in a giving spirit,” she said. “They thought it was a good cause.”

For more on the C.A.R.H.A. ministry, click here.