Quad City group raising funds for Haiti after Hurricane Matthew

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MOLINE, Illinois - Houses are leveled, rivers have overflowed their banks and many are without a place to sleep after Hurricane Matthew ripped through towns and villages in Haiti. According to Haiti Libre, 14,530 people have been displaced, 2,703 families are affected and 1,885 houses are flooded.

In the Quad Cities, the devastation shocked those who have friends there.

"I have sent him several emails, I have not heard anything back from him but I imagine the communication is rather compromised at this time," said Luann Polissaint, president, Friends of the People of Haiti.

With no communication, Polissaint was worried about her friends.

"I'm sure that wind just took the roof right off, so it's heartbreaking, it really is, I know that they're in desperate need of any help that we can give them," said Polissaint.

On Friday, October 7, 2016 a fundraiser will be held at Culemans Hall in Moline, Illinois from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Friends of the People of Haiti Fundraiser

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