Louisville community coming together to help earthquake ravaged Haiti

Louisville community coming together to help earthquake ravaged Haiti

Louisville community coming together to help earthquake ravaged Haiti

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by Christine Wright

WHAS11.com

Posted on January 17, 2010 at 9:40 PM

Updated Thursday, Dec 5 at 12:03 AM

(WHAS11)  Area churches prayed today for survivors in Haiti, such as the congregation at the Haitian Tabernacle of Louisville.
Organizers said they are trying to find ways to connect families and help their loved ones still in the Caribbean nation.
Members thanked the world for their support, but also said if more had been done to help Haitians before the earthquake, more lives could have been saved.
Stephanie Hyacinthe, church member, “If we had taken into account where people’s houses were situated, how these houses were built, I do believe a lot of lives would not have been lost.”
Members say technology has helped prevent the disaster from becoming worse.
They say cell phones have united people with their relatives and have allowed people easier access to donate to relief efforts.
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And at Middletown Christian Church, preparations are underway to send 700 supply kits to Haiti.
Those kits include essentials like bars of soap, toothbrushes and combs.
Volunteers then dropped off the supplies Sunday and some children even added hand-made cards as a personal touch.
Dolly Mills, Serve Minister at Middletown Christian said, “This is something that we can do that’s not sending a check. If our children have a little hand in a kit that goes to Haiti, they feel like they’re making a difference.”
Organizers say the kits will arrive in Haiti later this week.
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And the O’Shea’s family of Irish pubs will be helping the victims of Haiti as well, with their Monday Fund Day.
Monday they will be donating 100% of their proceeds from sales to the American Red Cross.
You can head to O’Shea’s, Flanagan's Ale House in the Highlands, and Brendan’s Restaurant and Pub on Shelbyville Road and help them help Haiti.
 

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