Food For The Poor Gathering Donations Of Food & Clothes To Send To Haiti

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FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – More donations are leaving South Florida, headed to hard-hit Haiti pursuing this month’s earthquake.

“Haiti is simply a catastrophe close present and we truly request to scope retired to our brothers and sisters successful Haiti,” said Father Bob Deschais, who works with the radical Food for the Poor.

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On Friday, Father Bob made a halt astatine his erstwhile parish, St. Benedict’s Episcopal Church successful Plantation, wherever Food for the Poor was collecting items donated for Haiti.

“It’s a batch of clothes, food, immoderate diapers, immoderate tissues. It’s a small spot of everything,” said Diego Marmol, who loaded the donations onto motortruck Friday.

“Food for the Poor works with the churches, and we person a warehouse, and we vessel everything done containers. We person a committee of directors successful Haiti, we person a absorption team, we person trucks, and workers to distribute,” said Father Bob.

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The donated items, which Father Bob predicted volition onshore arsenic aboriginal arsenic Saturday and assistance thousands of people, volition spell to Port-au-Prince wherever rescue teams are bringing immoderate of the astir critically injured.

Winston Plummer, a subordinate astatine St. Benedict’s, said the donations deed location for his church. Some of the parish, helium said, are from Haiti and inactive person household there.

“It’s been a struggle,” said Plummer. “But, we’ve been moving with them praying with them assisting them and giving them the assurance to transportation on.”

To donate items oregon wealth to Food for the Poor, you tin sojourn their website FoodForThePoor.org.

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And click here for a database of organizations gathering funds and supplies to assistance those successful request successful Haiti.

Brooke Shafer

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