DISASTER DRESSES: Eastern Iowa Women Sew Dresses For Haiti
Before hitting the US, Hurricane Sandy took aim at Haiti. It comes nearly three years after a catastrophic earthquake hit the country. Sandy killed 54 people in Haiti and displaced 18,000.
Some eastern Iowa women felt moved to help those in need. Sister Lillian Connolly is heading the effort to sew dresses for women and girls in Haiti.
The project started six months ago, but with a new round of suffering the need is even greater.
A Catholic Church in Dubuque sends parishioners on medical mission trips to Haiti and they deliver the dresses.