Nearly six months after the devastation left by a Jan.12 earthquake in Haiti, more than 340 homes are headed from the Port of Georgetown to Haiti to help with ongoing relief efforts.
A total of 342 homes -- 132 of which were built in places throughout the Myrtle Beach area, including The Sun News’ warehouse -- are leaving today by boat from Georgetown directly to Haiti, and are expected to arrive in the country in six days, local officials said. The remaining 210 homes were built in Northern Virginia.
After local efforts to help provide shelter for earthquake survivors in Haiti were hurt by a lack of funds in April, officials are excited that these homes are finished and finally on their way to Haiti.
“I’m tickled to death that people finally are going to get the homes,” said Ed Jackson, local leader for the Shelter Haiti project, who stated in April that empty coffers and lack of supplies has halted the project mid-stream “It’s all in God’s time,” Jackson said, as officials later received the donations needed to finish the homes.