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Smith continues to answer Haitis call for help
Austine Smith has been involved in humanitarian efforts in Haiti for more than 30 years, and her Foundling House has been building a school and a church in the southern Haitian village of Thiotte. Smith has been to Haiti more than 100 times. - photo by Photo by Calli Arnold
There were nearly a dozen packs, old Army packs, outside the quaint Rincon apartment impregnated with clothes, medicines, and lots of vitamins, each with a yellow plastic bags tied to the top, ready to go
“Everybody gets worm medicine,” said Austine Smith. “Then we give them vitamins after that to build their system up; we take a ton of vitamins down there.”
These medicines and vitamins are used to treat malnutrition in the Haitian people served through Smith’s organization, the Foundling House.
For the complete story, see Tuesday's edition of the Effingham Herald, our special county-wide edition.