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Gloucester resident leads effort to aid Haitians

Gloucester resident Autumn Coxe has been working tirelessly in the past week, collecting cloth diapers to be sent to people in Haiti suffering from the devastation that Hurricane Matthew wrought upon that island nation.

Coxe, who oversees the nonprofit Children’s Diaper Bank, made her first shipment of over 500 diapers directly to the group Midwives of Haiti on Tuesday morning from Gloucester’s UPS Store. The owners of that store donated over $700, which included most of the shipping costs, to get this first shipment of diapers to Haiti.

The idea to send diapers to Haiti came to Coxe the night the hurricane hit that country. “I felt like God came on me saying, ‘You need to research this,’” Coxe said. After that, she got connected to the Midwives for Haiti group, which is based out of Richmond, and found out how to put wheels  in motion to get the diapers to the hurricane-ravaged country.

So far, she has raised nearly $1,500 toward this missio...

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