Summer is about to end, and with training camps right around the corner, NHL players are gearing up for another season. At least two guys had a little bit more on their minds when they went out of their way to take a trip to Haiti to help a humanitarian effort last week.
Penguins players Mike Rupp and Maxime Talbot joined Pittsburgh native and former Pirate Sean Casey in a trip down to the country decimated by earthquake.
Rob Rossi explains in a nice piece at the Trib:
They’ll need help in the form of $150,000 – the amount needed to finish a nearby second orphanage. The old one, EBAC Orphanage, works fine enough for 80 orphans, but the numbers game is being lost. Too many orphans (more than 100) and not enough cover (one roof) for the nearby three-story orphanage that Talbot described as “a matter of life and death.”
Brad Henderson, chaplain to the Pens and Pirates, works with the Pittsburgh Kids Foundation, a charity that will be helping the effort. Hopefully we will receive more information in the future as to how we here can help those in dire need.