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Hitting close to home

Even if they knew little about Haiti before the earthquake, Bostonians want to help their newfound neighbors there

Children at a food distribution point at a camp in Jacmel, Haiti. The Jan. 12 earthquake has killed an estimated 200,000, with the total continuing to climb. Children at a food distribution point at a camp in Jacmel, Haiti. The Jan. 12 earthquake has killed an estimated 200,000, with the total continuing to climb. (Marco Dormino/AFP/Getty Images)
By Joseph P. Kahn
Globe Staff / February 16, 2010

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Ten days after a massive earthquake struck Haiti, Jillian Matarazzo-Rabson met with her 32-member Girl Scout troop in Charlestown. Matarazzo-Rabson was moved by the unfolding tragedy, and the Girl Scouts of America board had lifted its ban on troops raising money for outside organizations. Profits from cookie sales could now go to Haiti relief efforts. Direct solicitations were being allowed, ... (Full article: 974 words)

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