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Local volunteers dedicate Haiti orphange

Updated: Monday, February 24 2014, 02:23 PM EST

Leogane, Haiti - By our standards it's modest. More like a cabin in a park where you might spend a weekend "roughing it."

But by Haitian standards - the orphanage dedicated Sunday is monumental. It's more than most Haitians have and perhaps equally noteworthy, it's being finished.

The Haitian landscape is lined with unfinished buildings-- people either rub out of money or interest.

Two years ago when Dr. Ralph Pennino of Rochester General Hospital /Intervol and Ginny Clark, VP of Constellation Brands, heard about the 46 orphaned children without a home, they were determined to complete a home for them, helping to raise $60,000 through donations in Rochester.

They worked together with Mark Purcell, the owner of a Watertown Construction company and the founder of the Delaney Bay Foundation here.

Today they were all there to see the new home of 46 children -- seeing through the project they vowed to complete.

Late in the day, an added bonus as the group learned that Canandaigua businessman Jeremy Fields had purchased the land the orphanage is on ensuring that not only do the children have a house but a home with stability. Yet another local connection to this "Mission in Haiti." The group returns Monday.

Our reports will air Thursday at 5,10 & 11 and Friday at 10 & 11 on 13WHAM News and on Fox Rochester.

Local volunteers dedicate Haiti orphange


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