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Sister City in need of funds after earthquake

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Norwalk, CT | Added on April 16, 2014 At 05:21 PM

"It happened at a time when no one was in our building but we were very relieved that our staff was not hurt and none of the kids were hurt," said Tish Gibbs, Executive Director of the Norwalk/Nagarote Sister City Project.

Norwalk is sending support to it sister city Nagarote, after being at the epicenter of an earthquake over the weekend.

"The earthquake that Nagarote was at the epicenter of happened on Thursday [April 10] and then on Friday afternoon there was another earthquake but it was located further South and it didn't do furthur damage to Nagarote," said Gibbs.

Since its' start in 1986, the Norwalk/Nagarote Sister City Project has 82 scholarship students and about 300 kids in their various schools and programs.

"It is just making an enormous difference in their lives. You can see it and none of them want to leave town. None of them talk about coming here which we think is great because we want to do this to provide leadership in their community," Gibbs added.

While there was no severe damage to buildings built by the sister city project, funds are still needed to support those in shelters.

"The best way for people to donate is on our website,

Donors can also send checks made out to N/NSCP to PO Box 382, Norwalk CT 06852

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