Perspectives on Race

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Samuel Dalembert, Haiti

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As a long time Philadelphia 76ers fan, I’ve followed Samuel Dalembert for a while through his on-court achievements. However, I now realize that I didn’t know that much about him as a person, despite the fact that he always seemed like a wholesome athlete from what little I saw of him, an athlete above the issues that stars seem to plague our news with. Recently while watching an NBA game, because of the aftermath of the tragic natural disaster in Haiti, I saw some information about Samuel Dalembert and his noble donations to people of his home country, Haiti. His generosity and ties to the country further motivated me to make an effort to donate money towards the cause. Despite the fact that I’m not capable of making the magnitude of donation that Dalmbert did, small amounts build up over time and even if they didn’t, any donation would be better than none. I hope other people, no matter how much or how little they can provide, can possibly be inspired by this story or something of the sort to make a donation as well, as the research I’ve done since hearing about Dalembert has made me further realize the severity of the situation in Haiti. Anyone who has donated, feel free to comment, as it would certainly be heartwarming for people to see others helping those in need and it could possibly help to inspire more people to donate. Anyone who hasn’t donated yet – it couldn’t hurt for me to ask you to consider it more than you already may have. Anyone interested in reading more about Samuel Dalembert can visit http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/basketball/knicks/2010/01/14/2010-01-14_for_76ers_dalembert_haiti_quake_strikes_close_to_home.html

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Written by iAnsw3R

January 22, 2010 at 1:44 pm

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  1. not only did Samuel Dalembert made a huge contributions to the disaster that happened in Haiti, but he also took the time and went to Haiti himself to provide extra help and that speaks volume on his character and the type of person that he is. I too have made numerous donations even though they were not of the same magnitude as him, but like you said a small amount is better than none.

    jobyjob

    January 22, 2010 at 5:08 pm


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