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Yankees Bring Smiles To Children Of Haiti’s Earthquake During HOPE Week

The Empire State Building is seen from West 34th Street - New York, NY - May 10, 2011 (credit: Evan Bindelglass / WCBS 880)

(credit: Evan Bindelglass / WCBS 880)

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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) - The New York Yankees may have lost to the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday, but some kids from Haiti who lost just about everything were big winners as HOPE Week continued.

WCBS 880′s Alex Silverman Boards The Bus


These fifteen kids lost their home in last year’s earthquake; some are still too young to comprehend it.

Wednesday evening, they got to see the city that’s taken them in, walking around the diamond at Yankee Stadium before boarding a Gray Line double-decker bus.

They went over to the Empire State Building, where Jorge Posada helped them light up the sky.

Then it was off to dinner in Times Square with a special delivery of pizza from captain Derek Jeter.

Father Jean Delva runs Ss. Joachim and Anne’s School in Queens and has been teaching the children to move on.

“Seeing the kids themselves having fun, I think it’s a blessing for them, just being here,” he told WCBS 880′s Alex Silverman.

Pitcher CC Sabathia was aboard the bus and said, “They’ve been through a tough time and it’s just good to be able to get them away from it for a day and be able to hang out.”