Family and friends honor Worcester woman killed in Haiti earthquake

WORCESTER, MASS. (WHDH) - Friends and family came together Sunday to honor Worcester resident Britney Gengel on the tenth anniversary of her death in a devastating earthquake in Haiti.

Gengel, who was 19 at the time, was in the country on an aide trip, and told her family she wanted to open an orphanage for Haitian children.

She and hundreds of thousands of others were killed when the 7.0 magnitude earthquake rocked the island nation in January 2010.

Now, friends and family have started the “Be Like Britney” Foundation in her honor.

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