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Village being built in Haiti to be named in memory of Burke priest Richard Martin – The Washington Post


The Rev. Richard Martin had been to Haiti many times before the 2009 mission during which he saw families living in a garbage dump. Children were playing in the water, thick with rotting food, and mothers were cradling babies there in the swamp.Martin, no stranger to Haiti’s persistent, desperate poverty, slipped away from his group for a moment. Overcome, the priest from Fairfax County sat on the ground and sobbed.Even after years of working to provide aid to the impoverished Caribbean nation, volunteers could find the urgency and the scale of need overwhelming. Martin took it on child by child, house by house, telling others that even the tiniest contribution helped. via – The Washington Post

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