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Harvesting Hope helping Haiti post earthquake

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Oklahoma isn't the only area in need following a natural disaster. A Rockford group continues to help Haitians pick up the pieces after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.

Harvesting Hope raises money to fix up farm equipment, and then ship tractors off to Haiti. Thanks to the equipment, the organization has started a farm in the ravaged country. To raise money for more equipment, organizers are participating in a coast to coast bike ride from Santa Monica to Boston.

"There are people who are joining us for different portions of it. My kids are going to ride 500 miles each, they are joining us. They'll probably ride 10 miles each morning with us and then probably abandon us and get in the motor home and ride with their mom for awhile," said Steve Kennedy, director of the ride.

Kennedy said the ride will be roughly 3,600 miles and should take 45 days. The Harvesting Hope farm in Haiti has about 10 acres. The group hopes to expand it to 200.

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