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Hurricaine Matthew spares ACC orphanage in Haiti; damages parishes in southeastern US

Oct 10, 2016

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Relief workers unload supplies near Jeremie, Haiti (photo courtesy Captain Tyler Hopkins/U.S. Navy)

A week after Hurricane Matthew slammed into Haiti, Father Jean Bien-Aime reports that the ACC orphanage in Tapion escaped with only minor damage, and that all the children are safe. 

News from surrounding parishes is still coming in, but the ACC seems to have come through the storm relatively unscathed.  Archbishop Haverland will be visiting Haiti the first week in November and will have further details then. 

Presiding Bishop Walter Grundorf of the Anglican Province of America states that his jurisdiction's mission in the country was likewise spared significant damage.

Still, the situation for thousands of people remains dire, as lack of adequate shelter and a cholera outbreak have resulted in the deaths of hundreds.  Those who wish to donate to the relief effort may do so through the Saint Paul Mission Society.

ACC parishes in the southeastern US report varying degrees of damage, but no significant injuries.  Archbishop Haverland reports that the parish of Our Lady of the Angels Church in New Smyrna Beach, Florida appears to have been the hardest hit.

For more on this story and others like it, see the current issue of The Trinitarian.

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