Local charities, churches watch Haiti closely

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Churches and charities from Tennessee are closely following the storm damage in Haiti.

The faith-based organization Agape to the Nations, headquartered in Gallatin, supports what it calls “transition homes” for teens in Les Caye.

Agape to the Nations said the staff and the teens at the homes are all safe; however, the buildings did sustain major flooding.

“Everyone is safe, praise the Lord,” Agape founder Kinsley Smith told News 2 Thursday night.

Smith and 14 others from Agape plan to return to Haiti Sunday to help move the teens to another location and help out in whatever way they can.

In the Haitian city of Jeremie, an orphanage and school sponsored by Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Robertson County were destroyed by the storm.

Luckily, the dormitory where the children were sheltered is still standing and the children are safe.