A group of volunteers from the northwest Iowa town of Sheldon who were in Haiti during a major earthquake Tuesday are reportedly all safe.
According to Pastor David Brower of the First Reformed Church in Sheldon, which was leading the Sheldon group,- he has heard from the leader of the “Mission To Haiti” organization, Bill Nealey Senior.
Nealey says that none of their volunteers were hurt. The volunteers, who were doing recovery and mission work, are now helping the quake victims. Brower says he has talked to the team, and everyone from Sheldon is accounted for and O.K. According to the Sheldon volunteers, there is a little bit of damage to the Mission to Haiti Camp as well, but there are other concerns.
People in the surrounding areas are flocking to the Mission to Haiti camp, as they know there are doctors and nurses there. The volunteers are trying to get organized to meet the needs of these quake victims.
By Scott Van Aarsen, KIWA, Sheldon