June 28, 2018 | Sports Illustrated
During his second trip to Haiti in the past two offseasons, Jaguars defensive tackle Marcell Dareus attended the groundbreaking for a school that will be named after him, according to John Reid of The Florida Times-Union.
Dareus, whose father was Haitian, donated $125,000 through Hope for Haiti to help fund a three-classroom building at the Christ-Roi Primary School of Cammy, according to The Times-Union. Along with the actual building, Dareus’s donation will also help fund teachers’ salaries, get school supplies and establish some of the necessary infrastructure for sustaining education, according to The Times-Union.
“It is one thing to give money to something and hope for the best; it is quite something else to witness your efforts and see the gratitude and thankfulness of not just the children, but the whole community, for doing what you’re doing,” Dareus said according to The Times-Union.
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