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By Chuck Weber

WEST PALM BEACH, FL (WFLX)-We've heard from a West Palm Beach businessman, who left for Haiti last Thursday. We brought you the story of Scott Lewis and his team leaving North County Airport, west of Jupiter, bound for Haiti.

Lewis and his Eagles Wings Foundation specialize in helping governments and charities coordinate disaster relief efforts. Reached by satellite phone in Haiti, Lewis said there's not enough food and water getting to earthquake victims right now. But Lewis said he's met with the Prime Minister and President of Haiti, and hopes to establish networks for moving more supplies to the people.

"It's like a tsunami focused on one city," reflected Lewis. "That's what you've got here. It's just incredible. You can't imagine it. You smell it, you see it. And it's just incredible to hear stories of individuals who escaped."

Lewis said he encountered one tense situation-- a mob of several hundred with homemade weapons in central Port-au-Prince. But Lewis said his group was able to drive through the crowd, and was not attacked. Other than the one incident, Lewis said he feels safe. He and his group have teamed with a mission organization there, and are staying with a family near Port-au-Prince.

To learn more about the Eagles Wings Foundation, or help with its work in Haiti, go to www.theeagleswingsfoundation.org.

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