Letter to the Editor

One pop can can save a life

Sunday, February 28, 2010

To the Editor:

I was telling a man about what 25 cans would do for just one child in our "Rice for Haiti" project.

That it would fee one child for a day. Incredible as it may seem, these kids thrive on rice and red beans as their daily diet.

These children are in mountain orphanages or camps, as you might know it.

And they send out their thanks to the world and this part of Indiana for the meager diet of rice that we convert from the sale of cans.

Yes, we take beer cans also. And clean aluminum.

Our church buys extra large plastic bags to bag the cans and provides the transport to a scrap yard in Terre Haute.

All at no cost out of the sale of cans.

And the money all goes into our "Rice for Haiti" children's fund.

If you have pop cans that you would like to donate to this project, please phone 446-2252, 442-6954 or 448-2873 for pick up or drop of at Bedwell Tire on East Main Street.

This is a wonderful way to help get children a good start in life. Please don't forget the tabs for the McDonald House.

We personally transport them there to Indianapolis for Riley Hospital that parents may stay at reduced rates while a loved one is hospitalized.

Remember one of our pop can men in prayer: Wayne West.

Thank you,

"Sarge" M. Eveland,