1/18/10 - Update on Haiti Earthquake (Click here)
Hearts for the Hungry (2010)
Jack Reefer has again made a very generous donation of $1,000 to Hearts for the Hungry on behalf of the IUP Baseball team. And as he did in 2009, Pastor Micah McMillen has matched that $1,000 donation. This will kick off Hearts for the Hungry 2010 donations as an immediate help for the nation of Haiti in recovery efforts from the earthquake on January 12.
In addition to the IUP baseball program, the entire IUP athletic department and IUP athletic director Frank Condino will support and help Haiti and Hearts for the Hungry.
Hearts for the Hungry is a non-profit organization located in Erie, PA, and operated locally by Pastor McMillen of Old Mahoning Baptist Church in Home, PA. The organization provides food for children in the schools of Haiti. Haiti is the poorest nation in the western hemisphere.
"When the IUP baseball team wins, everyone will win," commented Pastor McMillen. "Having been in Haiti a total of about 60 days this past year, I have seen first hand the endless opportunities and overwhelming need. I would personally like to thank Mr. Reefer for his generosity."
Reefer, IUP Class of '69, attends several athletics events on campus and when you hear a loud, deep voice yell "I-U-P" you will identify him. His personal motto for giving so generously: I - U - P Inspiring Unlimited Performance
If you should have further interest in Hearts for the Hungry, or other ways you can be involved, email Pastor McMillen at email@example.com.
Hearts for the Hungry (2009)
Jack Reefer, an Indiana resident and avid IUP fan, has donated $20 per win to Hearts for the Hungry on behalf of the IUP Baseball team. As a match donor, Pastor Micah McMillen has also donated $20 per win.
$40 Donated per Win
2009 IUP Baseball Win Total: 22
2009 Donation Total: $880
Jack Reefer, Jeff Ditch, Pastor Micah McMillen, IUP Athletic Director Frank Condino (May 2009)
Below are photos of a Haitian village in the Dominican Republic taken by IUP Head Baseball Coach Jeff Ditch in January of 2008 when he and IUP Athletic Director Frank Condino participated in a week long mission in the Dominican Republic.