School in Queens, New York Hit Hard by Earthquake in Haiti

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About 250,000 Haitians and Haitian-Americans live in the New York area, many of them first-generation immigrants or their children. When the earthquake hit Haiti on January 12, it also struck at those New Yorkers — uprooting or killing family members and destroying landmarks and homes where generations had lived. At one Catholic parish school in Queens, where 80 percent of students are from immigrant Haitian families, the destruction is deep — but the faith is deeper. VOA’s Carolyn Weaver reports.

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