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Albany churches raise Haiti money

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –   Despite their own financial struggles, 15 churches pooled their resources and raised more than $25,000 for relief efforts in Haiti.

Over the last two weeks, members of the Albany Baptist Ministers Conference collected special offerings to help earthquake survivors.

Tuesday, they announced $22,000 will go to Albany-based charity Mission Change and $3,600 will go to the American Red Cross.

Ministers say they're grateful for the generosity of their church members.

"Our efforts will put food directly into the hands of persons in Haiti who are in need," said Haiti Relief Chairperson Daniel Simmons. "It will also put the medical supplies in the hands of local physicians and other medical personnel from the Albany area who are flying to Haiti to serve in a clinic, volunteering their time."

The group says they'll continue to collect donations for the relief effort and hope to donate more.


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