NJ church group returns home after Haiti aid trip

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NEW YORK (AP) — Members of a New Jersey church group who were in Haiti on a humanitarian mission when a massive earthquake struck the island nation this week have returned to the United States.

Relatives and friends were waiting at New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport early Friday to greet the 15-member group from the Trinity United Methodist Church in Hackettstown, a town of about 11,000 residents in northwest Jersey.

The church members who visited Haiti included two high school students and were led by the Rev. Frank Fowler. They provided birth kits, diapers and other supplies to the impoverished country.

Fowler’s wife calls the group’s return “a happy ending.”

A New Jersey college student on a separate trip to Haiti is still unaccounted for.