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    Posted January 14, 2010 by
    Coventry, Connecticut
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    Haiti earthquake aftermath

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    Church destroyed in Les Palmes, Haiti


    Our  church ST. Mary's  in Coventry ,CT have been supporting a remote farming community for 10 years.  It is located 60 miles south of Port-au-Prince in a very mountainous isolated region.   We provide scholarships and pay teachers salaries  for their secondary school.  A group of us travel every year to visit the school and build relationships with the people.  They have become like family to us .

      ON our last trip through Haitian Ministries of Norwich , we connected the parish to internet to help facilitate communications.  One of donors pay for this service.

      Father Johnson ,the priest in Les Palmes,  has reported many deaths over 30 in his community and many homes destroyed.  He has sent us updates via internet. Father Johnson states there are over 100 people sleeping in the yard of the rectory looking for him for assistance  and he states he has nothing to give them. These people are so remote, we didn't think they would be affected.  Unfortunately we were wrong.  Our hearts go out to our brothers and sisters  in Les Palme because we know it will take a long time for them to get any relief efforts.

        Hopefully as soon as the relief workers can , maybe they can air drop supplies to them

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