05/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Renee Green Wins Lottery After Making Generous Donation To Haiti Relief

Reneé Green was sitting on the couch last Wednesday night when a story came on the news about the dire situation in Haiti. As she watched the images of struggling Haitians sweep across her flatscreen, Green looked around her condo in suburban Seattle at all she takes for granted. The brick fireplace in the corner. The washing machine. The faucet in the kitchen that pours clean water at the turn of a knob. The gulf was too much to ignore. So Reneé Green decided to do something that many of us will have the opportunity to do in the coming weeks: she donated her entire $700 tax refund check to the Haiti relief effort.