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Helping Haiti: Local company helping rebuild town in struggling country

INDIANAPOLIS Ind. (WISH) – Employees from a local company are in Haiti right now giving back to a small town in a country that needs help.

Volunteers from Republic Airways, a company based in Indianapolis, are in Haiti helping a town of about 5,000 people. The town, Barriere Battant, and the island as a whole, are still struggling to recover from the damage caused by the earthquake.

The company sends employees twice a year with the goal of building the town back up. Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer Matt Koscal says this is a long-term project with the goal of helping one town at a time.  

“We are building 80 homes, a school, this community center, and then an actually building an agricultural project so the village has a sustainable economy right here in some of the most beautiful yet underdeveloped country in the world,” said Koscal. 

Leaders at Republic Airways say they will continue to help the town until it’s finished. They have a fundraiser page with the goal of nearly half a million dollars. 

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