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Local missionaries helping in Haiti in wake of Hurricane Matthew

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RIDGELAND, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The hurricane pounded the south-western coast of Haiti, and Mississippi missionaries are on the ground helping to get people back on their feet.

Mickey West, of Brandon, is an English teacher living in Haiti with her husband Tony, a nurse.

"And I'm going to turn the camera around so you can see," said Mickey. "We have really heavy rain and winds blowing our big papaya tree down in our backyard. It just blew down."

West is a missionary associated with But God's Ministries based in Ridgeland. The organization has had a presence in Haiti for five years according to the executive director, Stan Buckley, who remains in constant contact.

"We are corresponding on Facebook with our missionaries on the ground," said Buckley. "And they are putting pictures, text updates and some video updates when our satellite is working."

Buckely calls it providence when provisions of food that were delivered before the hurricane made landfall on impoverished Haiti.

Thousands live in tent cities, mud huts or tin shacks.

"We will be delivering first of all rice, beans, clean water," said West. "Some may need shelter and so they may come to what we call our Hope Center, which is our headquarters."

There are dozens of reports of flooded towns, power outages, destroyed homes, livestock washed away and crops ruined.

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