RICHMOND, VA (WWBT)--Charlotte Nelson's fiance was deported to Haiti as they were planning their wedding day. She's been holding onto hope that day will come--but now she just hopes he's still alive.
Olguy Pierre-Louis senior is the father of two of her children and lived in the country's capital, the worst hit area. Like many others, Charlotte Nelson has called the overseas citizens services hotline and the American Red Cross hoping for answers.
As she waits for news, she is reluctant at this point to share what's going on with her kids.
"It's hard…it's really, really hard... almost impossible because I don't know what to say to the kids," Nelson says.
Charlotte is not the only person hoping and praying their loved ones are okay. There are dozens of local Haitian outreach programs. Father Patrick Golden from the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart tells me two of the churches members were in Haiti doing mission work when the earthquake hit. They are okay--but stuck there right now as the main airport is in Port-au-Prince.