Local mission mapping out plans for Haitian orphanage

Posted by: Mario Hendricks - bio | email
Reported by: Melissa McKinney - bio | email

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - A local mission is planning a trip to Haiti to look for new land for an orphanage that was demolished in the earthquake.

Folks at the Montgomery Rescue Mission laid out their plans for a new orphanage that would have room for 400 children. The new facility would be more than double the size of the old one.

Haicha Maurice and her family will accompany the group from Montgomery Rescue Mission to serve as a guides. Maurice was born and raised in Haiti but now lives in Montgomery.

When news came of the earthquake, she found herself crying and yelling. Twenty of her family members were killed in the quake.

With no hotels or shelter in Port-Au- Prince, the mission members are preparing to take tents and cots to the island.

The new facility will cost 200-thousand dollars.

They expect to have phase one up and running by June.

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