LI Coalition for Haiti's Relief holds charity drive

Volunteers from across Long Island gathered in Hauppauge Saturday to sort and pack food, clothing and medical supplies for Haiti earthquake victims.

"Sometimes I feel helpless because I'm not there, but being there I don't think I'd be as effective as I am here," says Kimberly Jean-Pierre, whose aunt was left homeless in Haiti.

Local businesses and residents donated supplies to the Long Island Coalition for Haiti's Relief, which also accepts monetary donations.

In the meantime, members of twelve Haitian churches came together in Westbury to hold a prayer vigil and a fundraiser for Haiti relief.

"We would like to show a unity in our community," says Elna Esteve.

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