Huffpost Impact

Encino School Reaches Out To Students In Quake-Torn Haiti

Posted: Updated:
Westmark School

Shock waves reached the little school of Westmark in Encino last year when word came that a magnitude-7.0 earthquake had hit Haiti, killing an estimated 316,000 people, injuring another 300,000 and leaving 1 million people homeless.

Lauren Levine, a sixth- through eighth-grade reading and English teacher, and Dorothee Chadda, an English teacher and ninth-grade-level adviser, were chatting on the Internet two nights later.

“I said, ‘We need to do something,’ and [Levine] said she was thinking the same thing,” Chadda said on Tuesday, the first day Westmark students returned to school after summer break.

Read the whole story at

Around the Web

NBC4, Telemundo Los Angeles Sponsor "Hope For Haiti" "Drive ...

"Shoes for Haiti" Drive Continuing through Dec. 21st | Real Salt Lake

Encino School Reaches Out to Students in Quake-Torn Haiti

Video about Humanitarian Medical Mission to Jungles of Honduras with US, Cuban ...

Haiti's rise from the rubble