SOUTH BERWICK – A group based out of a York County Church is in Nepal right now. The organization is for young adults getting ready for college and involves volunteer work.
One member is a native Mainer. A group of 5 young adults and two staff memebers, sponsored by a Biddeford church, are in Nepal.
Calvin Hichens, Son is in Nepal “The hardest thing is knowing that i can’t jump in my car, run down, and help him.”
The Hichens from South Berwick are relieved Ben and the rest of his team are safe. That includes Julia Howard from Plaistow, New Hampshire and others from all over the country. They’ve been working in Pokhara Nepal, roughly 4 hours outside of hard hit Kathmandu. The director of the group, 360 Maine, left Nepal just before the earthquake.
Josh Lebel, 360 Maine Director “They felt a rumbling, just down the road there was houses falling down and what not.” Like in what used to be this village they spent time in. Lebel says he’s told every house is gone and many are dead. “It’s very traumatic. I can only describe it as chaos at this point.”
The group is scheduled to be home early next month. But the trip back might be delayed.
Ivy Hichens is anxious to see her son.