- Associated Press - Monday, December 12, 2016

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) - A Vicksburg church group is buying dozens of goats for families in Haiti hurt by the recent hurricane.

The Vicksburg Post reports (https://bit.ly/2hvndLJ )that a group of 4- and 5-year-olds at First Baptist Church Vicksburg started gathering the donations anticipating they might be able to buy a few goats.

Instead, church member Jessica Green says the effort has grown so much that they’re going to be able to buy 60 goats for families hurt by Hurricane Matthew.

Green says they also received some help from her hometown church, New Zion Baptist in Crystal Springs.

Green says after the hurricane a lot of families lost livestock and so goats are something they can use as livelihood to make cheese and milk.

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Information from: The Vicksburg Post, https://www.vicksburgpost.com

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