DALLAS (ABP) — A planeload of food sent by Texas Baptist Men arrived March 10 in Haiti, which has been ravaged recently by civil war.
More than 300 pounds of nonperishable food landed at the airport in Cap Haitien, where it will be distributed through an agricultural training center.
The food hopefully will ease the people's struggles, said Leo Smith, executive director of TBM. Food is becoming scarce as shipments are difficult to get in the country.
“It's the innocents that suffer when they are in civil war like they are there,” Smith said. “We aim to bring some relief to them.”
According to reports, the country remains largely in chaos as armed gangs continue roaming the streets despite the presence of a multinational peacekeeping force led by the United States. Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide resigned as a rebel force sought to overthrow him Feb. 29. Gerard Latortue since has been named president.