West Tennessee Haiti Partnership

Bishop Duracin with students of St Vincent’s

This is an excerpt from Lauren Stanley’s blog. Mallory Holding is one of two Young Adult Service Corps Volunteers who was working in Haiti at the time of the earthquake. This was posted on Jan 15, 2010

Holding estimated that eventually close to 500 survivors were camped in tents on the field that is also near College Saint Pierre, one of the diocese’s many primary schools. Haiti Bishop Jean Zach Duracin and his injured wife, whose home was destroyed in the earthquake, were among those sheltering on the field, she said. About 130 students from the diocese’s St. Vincent’s School for Handicapped Children were also at the camp. The school remained standing during the earthquake and students and staff escaped without major injury. Seminarians prepared a meal for them and provided water, she said.


There are other posts on her blog, both good news and bad.

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