BALDWIN — When Hurricane Irma struck, members of St. Ann's Catholic Church in Baldwin paid close attention to the aftermath and wasted no time trying to contact members of their sister parish on the island of Haiti.
"St. Ann's Catholic Church has been twinning with a parish in Haiti, Our Lady of Deliverance, and their second church, St. Bernadette's, for seven to eight years," said Laura VanVleet, chairperson for the Haiti Project. "The parish, in the city of Fort Liberte, is in the northern portion of the island, and was hit by Hirricaine Irma. Parish members there lost some livestock and all of their crops. There was flooding 4-feet high. I haven't heard of any human casualties at this point."