Kids pledge to cut out soda to help Haiti - New York News

Kids pledge to cut out soda to help Haiti

Posted: Updated:
  • Arizona HeadlinesMore>>

  • Surgeon General: skin cancer is a major public health concern

    Surgeon General: skin cancer is a major public health concern

    For the first time ever the acting Surgeon General is warning people about skin cancer, calling it a major public health problem.The country's top doctor says more and more people are diagnosed with skin cancer every year.
    For the first time ever the acting Surgeon General is warning people about skin cancer, calling it a major public health problem.The country's top doctor says more and more people are diagnosed with skin cancer every year.
  • Wrong-way driver allegedly causes 5-car crash

    Wrong-way driver allegedly causes 5-car crash

    A wrong-way crash near Glendale and 75th Avenues sent three people to the hospital on Tuesday morning.
    A wrong-way crash near Glendale and 75th Avenues sent three people to the hospital on Tuesday morning.
  • Frys store holds drill simulating a missing child incident

    Frys store holds drill simulating a missing child incident

    It can be a terrifying experience for any parent, their child has wandered away or worse, been abducted while out shopping.But one local chain has a plan in place for these situations. And Fry's grocery stores held a drill for employees, to help train them on what's known as the Code Adam system.
    It can be a terrifying experience for any parent, their child has wandered away or worse, been abducted while out shopping.But one local chain has a plan in place for these situations. And Fry's grocery stores held a drill for employees, to help train them on what's known as the Code Adam system.
PHOENIX -

What would you give up in order to help someone out? Many school kids here in the valley are giving up their favorite drink for charity.

Teenagers and kids love soda. Many drink it every day.

"Oh my gosh, I am addicted so it's hard, it's hard. Tough," says Daniel Pitman. Still, he is giving up soda for a week, and he's not alone.

"Our family loves Starbucks and Bar 7 and all the drinks they can buy," says Taylor Nicholes.

They are all giving it up for a week, drinking only water instead, and sending the money they save to the Liquid Hope Project.

That money goes to Haiti to build and repair ground water wells. Hannah Labarbera saw what it was like on a visit there.

"They use the same rivers that they cook and clean with, that they put their waste matter in and wash their clothes in, so water is a real need there," says Labarbera.

When friends heard the story, they wanted to do something.

"We just started talking, what can we do to just touch more people and be a part of something bigger," says Lauren Reed.

Giving up their favorite drinks would be easy and fast. They just didn't expect so much support.

"It's crazy. It started so small and looking around, the Lord does big things, he does real things," says Margo Walker.

Close to 2,000 kids and their parents are joining in.

By asking kids and teens to give up soda, coffee and tea, they hope to raise $50,000. Not only will they help Haiti, they will be healthier.

In addition to the money going to Haiti, some of the teens are also planning to make a trip there to personally help repair some of the water wells.

Online: liquidhope.org 

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • NYC stores with no signs feed curiosity

    NYC stores with no signs feed curiosity

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 8:40 PM EDT2014-07-30 00:40:09 GMT
    From coffee shops in Brooklyn to restaurants in Manhattan, we find speakeasies standing out by blending in. When people in Bushwick want a green machine juice blend they visit Leticia Castillo's Owl Juice Pub. But first they must find the owl. "We been doing fine without a sign," Castillo says.
    From coffee shops in Brooklyn to restaurants in Manhattan, we find speakeasies standing out by blending in. When people in Bushwick want a green machine juice blend they visit Leticia Castillo's Owl Juice Pub. But first they must find the owl. "We been doing fine without a sign," Castillo says.
  • NY brothers invent machine that makes CPR easier

    NY brothers invent machine that makes CPR easier

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:40 PM EDT2014-07-29 22:40:57 GMT
    Only 10 percent of people who get CPR from a bystander actually survive. But two young men in Westchester County have now patented a device that could dramatically increase those odds and save lives. John and Chris DiCapua's sitting room in their parents' Westchester County home has had a unique guest lying around for quite a while now: a CPR dummy. What began as an idea from their time as Boy Scouts is now a device that could potentially save lives.
    Only 10 percent of people who get CPR from a bystander actually survive. But two young men in Westchester County have now patented a device that could dramatically increase those odds and save lives. John and Chris DiCapua's sitting room in their parents' Westchester County home has had a unique guest lying around for quite a while now: a CPR dummy. What began as an idea from their time as Boy Scouts is now a device that could potentially save lives.
  • Ex-Councilman Halloran quickly convicted in bribery plot

    Ex-Councilman Halloran quickly convicted in bribery plot

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 5:53 PM EDT2014-07-29 21:53:04 GMT
    A jury took only about 90 minutes Tuesday to convict former New York City Councilman Daniel Halloran of bribery charges in a scheme to buy a spot on the mayoral ballot for state Sen. Malcolm Smith. Halloran was also found guilty of taking payoffs from what he thought were developers who wanted him to funnel city money their way. The men were actually an FBI agent and an FBI informant.
    A jury took only about 90 minutes Tuesday to convict former New York City Councilman Daniel Halloran of bribery charges in a scheme to buy a spot on the mayoral ballot for state Sen. Malcolm Smith. Halloran was also found guilty of taking payoffs from what he thought were developers who wanted him to funnel city money their way. The men were actually an FBI agent and an FBI informant.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices