York group heads to Haiti after Matthew

YORK, S.C. -- A group from York County is getting ready to go to Haiti only one week after Hurricane Matthew devastated the area, killing almost 900 people.

Give Hope Global is a nonprofit out of Fort Mill that goes to Haiti multiple times a year.

Their trip scheduled for this weekend will be much different.

Nineteen volunteers will spend a week there rebuilding and providing medical care, primarily to children.

Three of the orphanages they work with were destroyed, leaving over 300 homeless kids with nowhere to go, with only enough food to last them one more week.

“These kids need us,” said Director of Orphan Care Kim Willaby. “The people of Haiti are amazing people and they are resilient, they’ll come back, but they can’t do it without our help.”

Willaby estimates it will cost about $3 million to rebuild those orphanages.

If you’d like to donate to Give Hope Global, click here.

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