Seattle man anxiously awaits word on family in Haiti

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by JENNIFER CABALA / KING 5 News

NWCN.com

Posted on January 13, 2010 at 2:41 PM

SEATTLE - Dario Darius is glued to the TV, trying to find any signs of his earthquake ravaged neighborhood in Haiti.

He says close to 30 family members and countless friends live near the earthquake's epicenter. 

So far he has only heard from his brother and niece. They are okay, but the neighbors, who were like family, did not survive the collapse of their home.

"The people that are gone it's horrible. It's friends, it's family.  Individuals you grew up with and they are gone," said Darius.

Darius is still trying to find out what has happened to the dozens of family members and friends who are still missing.  He's using his non-profit Intercultures Facebook page as a place for people to write the names of the missing and updates on their locations.

He's also collecting donations for supplies to be distributed by his brother in Haiti. 

Until he can fly there it's all he can do.

Darius says he is also organizing a fundraiser and a get together for the Haitian community.

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