September 23, 2017
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2 Haitians in Rumford collecting donations

The Associated Press

RUMFORD, Maine — Two Haitian men living in Rumford have joined the quickly growing effort to provide relief to their earthquake-devastated country.

Nevil Francois tells WCSH-TV he was on the phone with his grandfather in Haiti when he heard the walls collapse and the line go dead. After a few days he found out his grandfather was OK.

Daniel Pardieu also just found out that most of his family and friends survived. They’re living outside of the palace in Port-au-Prince with throngs of others.

The two men can’t fly home and help, but they have started collecting donations at gas stations and grocery stores to help in the relief effort.

In Portsmouth, N.H., police Explorers and volunteer officers collected household medical supplies to send to earthquake victims in Haiti.

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