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Haitians in America

Haitians in America await word of their families and friends and do what they can.

Michigan Church collects relief supplies

Many members of West Church of the Nazarene, a predominantly Haitian American church in Grand Rapids, Mich., have not yet heard from relatives in Haiti. While they wait, they're collecting goods to ship to their homeland.

"Many of the people that attend the church here from Haiti, either come from Port-au-Prince or they have very close relatives in Port-au-Prince," says Pastor Mathieu Pierre. "Almost every one of them has lost some loved ones in this tragedy."

Gratitude in Brooklyn

New York is home to more than 100,000 Haitian-Americans. Kemberly Richardson, ABC, reported from Haitian churches in Brooklyn:

All they have left is their faith in God. There's also a sense among parishioners that from the ashes in Haiti, a new country will rise – one that is built on the blood, sweat, and tears of people from around the world.

Evangelical Crusade of Fishers of Men church in Brooklyn, with 2,500 worshipers, is one of the largest Haitian churches in the city. ...

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