Local mission for Haiti hurricane relief

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) - Marylanders are rallying together to help hurricane-ravaged Haiti.

“They just don’t seem to ever stop having tragedy in Haiti,” said Peggy Lucien of Life Connection Mission.

The group, which has made dozens of mission trips to the country, was gathering supplies for a school and medical clinic in the coastal village of Montrouis.

Barrels packed with toothpaste, children’s clothing, and soap might seem insignificant, but go a long way in one of the world’s poorest countries.

“It’s the little things that mean a lot to them,” said Peggy’s husband, Sebastian, who emigrated from the country after the couple met on a mission trip.

With airport access largely cutoff, the group is sending supplies via ship, which isn’t cheap, so they are asking for cash donations. It’s also holding a yard sale fundraiser.

Donations will be accepted at Saint Patrick’s Church in Rockville starting at 8 a.m. Saturday.


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