GEMS’ Gift to Haiti

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The annual spaghetti supper hosted by the GEMS girls club of Grace Christian Reformed Church in Grand Rapids, Mich., had a different outcome this year. The supper is usually a fundraiser for the club’s activities.

“We were planning the supper when Briannea Mansfield raised her hand and asked if we could give the money to Haiti,” said Marie Ippel, one of the counselors. “Briannea told us, ‘I saw on the news that thousands of kids lost their homes and thought that this would be a good way to help them.’”

Ippel said the 30 other girls in the room erupted with a cheer of agreement. They received $400 for Haiti, double the amount their supper usually raises.

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Gayla Postma retired as news editor for The Banner in 2020.