Lynn University students package over 50,000 meals for Haitians

Devastating quake happened 4 years ago

BOCA RATON, Fla. - Pj Tyska remembers the earthquake that struck Haiti in 2010 like it was yesterday.

"A living nightmare, we didn't have passports, we didn't know the language and speak Creole, we had no idea how we were going to get home," said Tyska.

Tyska was one of 14 Lynn University students and faculty members that was on a mission trip to Haiti 4 years ago.

Six were killed when the earthquake struck.

"It brought me right back to that second, when it hit, what I was doing, where I was, the smells, there was people all in the streets," said Tyska.

Fast forward four years. A memorial on the Lynn University campus honors those who lost their lives in the earthquake. And Tyska, continues his mission work to help the Haitian people.

He joined hundreds of other students and faculty members at Lynn Monday for a meal packaging initiative.

Volunteers spent the morning packaging rice, lentils, and vegetables.

"It really goes a long way in a school with an orphanage, and in a place where kids are getting  an education and not getting a healthy meal, it really makes a huge difference," said Kile Riggs.

Over 50-thousand meals were packed Monday. Packages that'll be sent to Haiti in a month. And it's enough to feed several children in local schools and orphanages in the coming weeks.

"They don't even know who I am, they just do this because of what we started in our original trip, the fact they are living through them and what this has became is amazing," said Tyska.

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