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By Christian Jennings - bio | email

ALBANY,  GA (WALB) – A national relief organization, whose Albany office closed just last week, is setting up a warehouse in Miami right now to help with the Haiti earthquake recovery.

The recession forced World Vision's Albany office to close for good on Friday. But that isn't stopping them from helping Haiti victims. World Vision has an office in Haiti and one in Miami. They're stocking that Miami warehouse with the basic items like water, personal care products, shovels, anything crews in Haiti may need. They're also sending a team of disaster relief responders including one man from Albany.

"I'm going to be joining part of the national disaster team in Miami. We will be setting up a warehouse distribution and logistics set up there that will support the team that will actually work in Haiti. So I'm deployed to the area for the next two or three months," said Jim Ewings, World Vision Disaster Relief Responder.

They're hoping the hub in Miami will help make shipping World Vision donations to Haiti a smooth and quick process.

The World Vision office in Haiti was damaged during the quake but everyone is OK. A lot of people are continuing to donate to World Vision. You can too by visiting their website.

http://www.worldvision.org/


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