When 's director of religious education Arlene Astrowski was researching mission projects for this year's Vacation Bible School participants, one effort pulled on her heartstrings.
Her son, a Lutheran minister, went to Haiti to aid after an earthquake struck the area in 2010. After he returned home, a USA Weekend article about donating to relief efforts came across her desk. She took that as a divine sign that she should be involved.
"My son got home from his mission trip and described the devastation. At the same time, I saw the article," said Astrowski. "I knew then that that was our project."
For the 2012 project, Astrowski decided that the parish will raise $150 to sponsor a goat, an invaluable asset for a family living in Haiti, through Norwich, Conn.-based Haitian Health Foundation.
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