Warsaw man will fly to Haiti to help sister after Hurricane Matthew
A group of local people will be flying to Haiti on Friday to help after Hurricane Matthew.
Hurricane Matthew left a devastating impact on the city. Todd Anderson’s sister Lindsay has been working in Jeremie, Haiti for the last five years and stayed during the storm.
"When I ride with her through Haiti it’s like riding with Michael Jordan. Everyone is like ‘Lindsay, Lindsay!’ She loves the Haitian people and they really love her. She spends a lot of time with those kids and she could never leave them,” said Anderson.
Communication to the city has been very limited, but Anderson says he briefly spoke to his sister and that she is safe.
The siblings traveled to Haiti together in 2010 to help after the earthquake with pilot Jon Fussle, president of the Warsaw Flying Club.
On Friday, Anderson and Fussle will make the trip again with two others.
They plan to stay for a week, assessing the damage, providing clean water and repairing shelters.
“I’ve been asked why would I leave my family and my business to go down there and my response is I just have to, there's something side of me,” said Fussle.
Fussle says the flight will be safe. They will fly a small, light aircraft and will be within gliding distance of land for most of the trip.
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