A Peterborough couple say they’ll continue their humanitarian work in Haiti as Hurricane Irma bears down on the island nation.
The Rodins flew to Haiti on Sunday to help officially open a new school on the volunteer compound on Thursday. However, earlier Wednesday Heather stated on Facebook that the school opening will be postponed due to Hurricane Irma.
“It’s still beautiful here and sunny here and so hot and to look around, you’d never know Hurricane Irma is barrelling down on this little country once again,” Heather posted on Facebook. “Once again it’s gorgeous and we will take it a day at a time.”
The Rodins hope it’s not a case of deja vu. Last year their compound and the village were hit hard by Hurricane Matthew which caused significant damage and left many villagers homeless.
An administrator with the Hope Grows Haiti Facebook page says the Rodins were scheduled to return to Peterborough on Friday but that flight may be cancelled.