Haitian Priest Visits Richmond
The Priest whose church was hosting a group of young Americans when the earthquake struck Haiti in January is visiting Richmond.
Father Jean Navarre Bourdeau is Pastor of Sacre-Coeur Church in the town of Hinche, about 50 miles north of Port au Prince. I asked him what the situation is in Haiti 10 months after the earthquake.
Yates: After the earthquake in Haiti, he says things haven't changed much at all; there's just been small progress. People are just becoming even more poor.
Danny Yates, the William and Mary sophomore who organized Hinche Relief when he came home from Haiti, is interpreting for Father Bordeau.
Yates: There are many things that people can do, but frankly, it's the fact that there are no houses in many cases and the people don't have any food to feed their families.
Yates established the Hinche Scholars program with Father Bordeau to bring college students to study in the U.S. at Barber Scotia College in North Carolina.
Yates: In Haiti, the university sector no longer exists, so if there's any way people can help students obtain a scholarship, it would be a new life for them.
Learn more online at hincherelief@WordPress.com.
John Ogle, WCVE News