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Mass Guard raises money for Haiti relief 
 
Haiti Donation 
CAMP EDWARDS, Mass. - Thomas Desmond, Deputy Director HRO   Maj. Gen  Joseph C. Carter, The Adjutant General , Karen Ansara, Haiti Fund Founder, 2nd Lt. Tania Carter, Community Outreach and State Command Sgt. Maj. David Costa present the $3,100. check  to Ansara here June 16,2010. ( U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Don Veitch, 65th Press Camp Headquarters)
By Thomas Desmond, Deputy Director, Human Resource Office, Massachusetts National Guard. 

MILFORD, Mass. - On Friday, May 7th, 2010, members of the Massachusetts National Guard in concert with the Haiti Fund, The Boston Foundation and the Massachusetts Office of Refugees and Immigrants held a fundraiser at the Kowloon Restaurant in Saugus, Massachusetts to assist the victims of the Haiti Earthquake.

“The event raised $ 3,100," said 2nd Lt. Tania Carter, community outreach program manager, Massachusetts National Guard. 

The Massachusetts National Guard is a community based organization that gathers its’ strength from the communities it serves.  The Guard has a long history of supporting its’ members and their families, particularly when disaster strikes.  When word came of the devastating earthquake in Haiti, the Guard knew that many of its’ members had family and relatives affected by the disaster.

Our Community Outreach Program works closely with our communities throughout the Commonwealth.  Plans were immediately put into action to provide support above and beyond our normal mission, said Carter.

The fundraiser brought together several key supporters of the minority community, including the Haiti Fund, established by Ms. Karen Ansara under the Boston Foundation, and The Massachusetts Office of Refugees and Immigrants under the direction of Mr. Richard Chacon.

6/30/2010