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Minn. aid groups getting ready to help in Haiti

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesota-based aid groups that work in Haiti say their people are safe, and they're getting ready to help in the earthquake relief effort.

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Coon Rapids-based Feed My Starving Children already distributes millions of prepackaged meals to children in Haiti. Spokeswoman Gwendolyn Cowle says its operations escaped damage. She expects its volunteers will be packing even more meals in the coming weeks in response.

White Bear Lake-based HealingHaiti.org runs water trucks in a slum on the outskirts of the capital. It's appealing for donations so it can bring one of those water trucks out of mothballs to provide emergency water to victims.

St. Paul-based World Wide Village is planing a round-table for Twin Cities groups working in Haiti to coordinate their response.

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