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Local volunteers helping feed children in Haiti

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CONCORD, N.C. (WBTV) -

A volunteer effort is under way in Concord, North Carolina to send more help to those still in need in Haiti from the 7.0 magnitude Earthquake which struck over 3 years ago.

The Concord Christian Church has had hundreds of volunteers working since Friday, continuing thru the weekend, to help prepare more than 300,000 meals for those who still need help in Haiti.

The volunteers are working in conjunction with Life Line Christian Mission to get the meals weigh, seal and pack ABC Food bags which are specially formulated meals containing fast cooking, rice-based combinations of vitamins, soy, dehydrated vegetables and other ingredients. 

The prepared bags will then been delivered via container ship to Lifeline Christian Mission in Haiti. 

"Once in Haiti the meals will be distributed to Schools, churches and wherever there are hungry children", says Charles Gregory of the Concord Christian Church.

Mr.Gregory who is heading the volunteer project for the church went onto say that," The community has really come together to help with the effort". 

He told WBTV News that they will have over 1,500 volunteers coming in over the weekend, from School groups to local business' and other church's.  

The earthquake which struck on January 12, 2010 killed 222,570 people, injured 300,572 and displaced 1.5 million.

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