Local organization collecting supplies to aid in Haiti relief

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by Kyle Brown

WHAS11.com

Posted on January 20, 2010 at 6:42 PM

Updated Friday, Jan 22 at 6:18 PM

(WHAS11)-The rush to get even more help to Haiti is on after a major aftershock sent people screaming into the streets.
The aftershock, that measured nearly 6.0, collapsed more buildings, cracked roads and added trauma to the nation already in disrepair.
Hundreds of thousands of Haitians remain homeless, hungry, and still waiting on aid to arrive.
Here in Kentuckiana, more aid is headed to Haiti thanks to a local organization bringing medical supplies and food.
The countdown is on as Go Ministries is collecting food and supplies over the next two weeks to send to Haiti to help the relief effort.
Vicki Rogers works for Go Ministries in Louisville. Her goal is to get the supplies on a plane as soon as possible.
“We can fit about 100,000 pounds of supplies into the plane to Santiago. Then by small plane we’ll get it over to Haiti,” says Rogers. “It’s a life and death situation for people in Haiti, either medically or with food and water. So, we’re trying to move things as quick as possible.”
Anyone can drop off items at a warehouse located at 7325 New LaGrange Road Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
 

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