COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Nearly four years ago, an earthquake ripped through Haiti, killing thousands of people and damaging many homes.
Some in Haiti are still struggling with access to clean water. Most of the wells were compromised by the earthquake, cutting off many villages from city water supplies.
But a Columbus church helped by raising $7,500 for a new well in one of those villages. Holsey Chapel CME Church presented the check last night, giving a gift to Haiti in time for Christmas.
"Whatever needs arise, I believe that this church will rise to the occasion, because they understand that even though people of Haiti are miles away, they are a part of us and we are a part of them. So we have to continue to reach out in our community and abroad because we are all God's people," says Rev. Jamie Capers of the church.
Holsey Chapel and other area CME churches have an ongoing mission in Haiti. In addition to the well, they are helping to build an orphanage church, schools, and medical facilities.