Local Charity Awaits Outcome of Hurricane Matthew

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Heavy rains from the outer bands of Hurricane Matthew are drenching Haiti. KMOX Cardinals analyst and former pitcher Kyle McCllellan is closely watching what’s happening.

McCllellan’s charity “Brace for Impact” raises funds for work in Haiti. He has helped build an orphanage and regularly leads teams of volunteers to Haiti to help build outside toilets or latrines.

“They’re predicting 40 inches of rain. I’ve seen what those streets look like when they get a little bit of rain,” McCllellan says. “This is going to be a very devastating story for that country.”

He says their houses are built out of sticks, mud and metal roofs that is not necessarily capable of keeping the elements out.

“That’s the thing that worries me the most. If they get 40 inches of rain and some wind … are those houses going to be able to withstand?” McCllellan says.

He says now all he can do is wait to see what the needs will be once the hurricane has passed.

McCllellan was a guest on the Mark Reardon show.

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