Charlotte-based nonprofit to help with medical care in Haiti

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte-based Haitian Heritage & Friends of Haiti are flying to the country to help with medical care supplies during a time of uprising.

"I always say every time, ‘We go to Hati. We take a piece of Charlotte with us," said Sabine Guerrier, president of HHFOH.

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There have been violent protests against the government over steep fuel price hikes that shut down Port-au-Prince earlier this month.

The upheaval has calmed down some, but protests are expected to pick back up this week.

However, the volunteers at the nonprofit, such as Tom Hall and Guerrier’s 26-year-old son, are not letting that stop them.

"It's inconceivable that people are dying from disease because they don't have access to health care," Guerrier said.

Volunteers at HHFOH are focused on improving the quality of life for Hatians and have a long-term goal.

They want to build a clinic in the northern part of the country.

“I don't do this what else to I do with my life,” Guerrier said. “Sit here and enjoy my life when somebody else is dying?"

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