GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - A West Michigan woman was able to get the Navy to a Haitianisland that wasn't damaged by the earthquake, but relied on Haiti'smain island for food and water.
Maureen Townsend, of the Grand Rapids area, had contacts in thecity of La Gonave. She is friends with a pastor there, who told herwithout help, hundreds of people who fled to the island followingthe earthquake would die.
Townsend began sending e-mails last Tuesday to receive help, anda friend encouraged her to contact the Navy. By Wednesday, she wastold help was on the way.
Townsend just received word from Father Roosevelt -- the pastorin La Gonave -- that the help arrived, and she learned how gratefuleveryone was for the assistance.
She had a passion for Haiti long before the earthquake and isactive in the group, Rays of Hope for Haiti.
Watch the video, above, to hear from Townsend and for more information.
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