DAWSONVILLE, Ga. - Dozens of Haitian orphans traveling with a choir have a big problem, due to Hurricane Matthew: they can't get home.
The "Love Him Love Them" Haitian Orphan Choir has been traveling the U.S. for 13 weeks, raising money for their orphanage; their flights to Haiti out of Ft. Lauderdale were canceled, and the group traveled to Georgia to attempt to fly out of Atlanta, to no avail.
Volunteers with churches and businesses have stepped up, working to provide housing and food for the close to 40 children and musicians while they are all stranded.
'That is overwhelming," said Linda Gunter with the choir, on the generosity of strangers. "As our needs have arrived, they have been met," she said.
The children were picked up from Valdosta by buses from Harmony Baptist Church, and were taken to the church location in Dawsonville. Church staff has helped provide them food and shelter until the choir can possibly fly out on Sunday.
The church said the children have more than enough supplies, but need games and toys to pass the time while they are still in the U.S.
The children also have a final benefit concert at Harmony Baptist Church at 6 p.m. on Saturday.
Items to donate or funds can be sent to Harmony Baptist Church at 1575 Harmony Church Rd, Dawsonville, GA, and church staff can be reached at (706) 974-9688.
Information on the choir and donations can also be made here: http://http://lovehimlovethem.com/what-s-going-on-in-haiti.html