Hoosiers use Internet to reach loved ones in Haiti


Station manager Ricot Dupuy talks to a caller at Radio Soleil, a radio station and internet broadcast that informs the Haitian community in the United States and beyond, in the Brooklyn borough of New York Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010, in the wake of a massive earthquake in Haiti earlier Tuesday. The station is an important source for Haitians trying to learn anything they can about the crisis in their homeland.

The Associated Press
Published: Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at 3:41 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at 3:41 p.m.

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana residents are going online to reach loved ones in Haiti after a massive earthquake struck there Tuesday.

Churches looking for their missionaries and Haitian-Americans searching for family members are using e-mail and Facebook to locate people after the magnitude-7.0 quake near Port-au-Prince made telephone communication difficult.

Residence Director Slandah Dieujuste (Di-oo-JOOST) of Saint Mary's College in South Bend says she's watching Facebook for activity from young cousins in hopes of learning her family's fate.

Jody Kress of CSI Ministries in Muncie says the organization's two Haiti teams checked in through Facebook and Skype.

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