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Local 4-H clubs to hold Haiti relief fundraiser for Red Cross

January 26th, 2010

Contact: Matthew Fornoff
University of Maine Cooperative Extension
Phone: 207-353-5550

4-H clubs in Androscoggin, Sagadahoc and Cumberland county will be working with the Lewiston Maineiacs at an upcoming home game to raise funds that they will donate to the United Valley chapter of the Red Cross to benefit victims of the recent earthquake in Haiti.

Leading up to the February 10 game at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston, 4-Hers will be selling tickets to the game for $13 – one dollar less than fans typically pay at the box office. Youth will also hold a raffle during the game for items donated locally, and they will manage the Chuck-A-Puck contest on game night. 
“Even with big celebrities raising millions of dollars, 4-Hers decided that they wanted to take a role and do what they could,” said Matthew Fornoff, organizer of the event and AmeriCorps VISTA with University of  Maine Extension.
“After all, this is an opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of real people when they genuinely need it. That’s what 4-H is all about.” 
For more information on purchasing tickets or how to get involved with your local 4-H, contact the University of Maine Cooperative Extension in Lisbon Falls at 207-353-5550. is a free, web-based, state-wide link between agencies looking for volunteers and people interested in volunteering.  The VolunteerMaine Partnership, which consists of state, non-profit, public, and private agencies, was formed to promote volunteerism and meet the needs of local volunteer programs so they can effectively respond to critical local needs.