Haitian community comes together to remember those who died in 2010 earthquake

People in Brooklyn remembered those who died during a 7.0 earthquake in Haiti nine years ago at a mass Saturday night.

News 12 Staff

Jan 13, 2019, 10:13 AM

Updated 1,923 days ago

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People in Brooklyn remembered those who died during a 7.0 earthquake in Haiti nine years ago at a mass Saturday night.
The annual Haitian earthquake memorial mass was held at Our Lady of Refuge on Foster Avenue.
The earthquake killed more than 100,000 people and destroyed much of Haiti's infrastructure.
Many at the mass say they moved to Brooklyn before the earthquake hit but still have family and friends who were affected.
The church pastor tells News 12 the main goal of the service, held mostly in French, is to remember those who died and pray for those still trying to recover and grieve.
He and other parishioners say they look forward to the community coming together for such an important mass.
The pastor says they will keep the tradition next year with another mass in honor of the 10th anniversary in 2020.


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