Church group buys goats to send to Haiti victims of Hurricane Matthew

VICKSBURG, Miss. (WJTV) — A church group filled is buying dozens of goats for families in Haiti who were affected by Hurricane Matthew.

The kids at First Baptist Church started gathering the donations thinking they would be able to buy a few goats. A church member says the effort has grown to where they will be able to buy 60 goats.

Families in Haiti lost a lot of livestock due to Hurrican Matthew.

Goats are used there as people’s livelihood to make cheese and milk.

“We try to promote missions to reach people and to show the love of Christ and then to see children be able to participate in that it’s just really exciting for us,” said Ashton Thompson, the associate pastor of First Baptist.

Thompson said they were able to raise about $2,500. Each goat cost about $50.

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