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Extra ski night at Mt. Hood Meadows raises $21,500 for Haiti relief

Haiti, February 18, 2010

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Terry Richard

The Oregonian
February, 2010

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Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort raised more than $21,500 for Mercy Corps during Monday evening’s Haitian Relief night, Feb. 15.

The resort extended operational hours on the President’s Monday holiday and challenged skiers and snowboarders to purchase a $10 night ticket online, all of which was donated to Mercy Corps Haitian Relief efforts.

More than $8,000 was raised from advance purchasing guests, some of whom didn’t even use the lift ticket.

Meadows officials are donating an additional $12,700 from the evening’s proceeds to up that total to $20,760.

Meadows guests also dug deep into their pockets offering spare change and bills to Mercy Corps volunteers attending the event.

Meadows has a page on the Mercy Corps Web site for those who would like to contribute: www.mercycorps.org/fundraising/mthoodmeadows.