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Volunteers arrive in Haiti
Photos taken by Ginny Ryan
Port Au Prince, Haiti -- "Nothing could prepare me for what I saw today," said RGH Dr. Richard Gangemi after arriving in Port Au Prince, Haiti.
Gangemi says he had seen the pictures and heard the stories from colleagues who had also traveled on humanitarian trips here but nothing could prepare him he said for the depth and breadth of the poverty that can be seen on the main road from the airport.
Gangemi is one of 14 people who traveled to Leogone, Haiti this weekend to build an orphanage.
Constellation Brands again donated its corporate jet to ferry the volunteers and supplies they took with them. The group is made up of volunteers from CB and local doctors who will volunteer in a clinic here.
13 WHAM'S Ginny Ryan and Paul Giovine are also there to share their story.
Leogone was the epicenter of the 2010 earthquake, 90% of its residents lost their homes.
Progress has been slow in the four years since. People who have made three other humanitarian trips since the earthquake said they have seen some progress. "The roads are passable and there are far fewer craters along the way" said Constellation's Ginny Clark.
Saturday the group heads to the site of an orphanage that will be built in Leogone for 50 children.