Nashville missionary group aids Haitian orphanage

Nashville missionary group aids Haitian orphanage


NASHVILLE (AP) -- A Nashville missionary who is adopting a five-year-old Haitian girl is flying to the island to aid the destroyed orphanage.

Gloria Green, who sits on the board of Brent Gambrell ministries, said Mike Wilson, who directs the nonprofit with his wife Missy, was en route to Haiti on Wednesday.

The Wilsons are in the process of adopting Santia Simon, whom they plan to cal Tia. She was living at an orphanage just outside of Port-au-Prince.

Also living there was Katie Erie, 21, a Middle Tennessee State University student whom the Wilsons have raised for several years and consider a daughter. She was working as a volunteer.

Erie was able to call the Wilsons on Wednesday morning. She told them she and the 50 orphans are safe. They have taken shelter in a nearby church but there is no food or water.

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