FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT)- President Trump's latest remarks about Haiti and Africa didn't sit well with some lawmakers. However, it hasn't stopped locals from lending a helping hand.
One local church has made it a priority to help less fortunate parts of the world.
"One of the reasons that we exist is to go change our world. Haiti is one of those destinations," Pastor Dave Walters said.
Dave Walters is the pastor of The Chapel in Fort Wayne.
They've been helping Haiti over 20 years.
"The type of need we see in Haiti is pretty extensive. Since the earthquake in 2010, there's need for construction, there's a need for jobs, orphan care, there's medical care and some villages really have nothing," he added.
While Walters said immigration is more of a political issue, he believes being of service is something everyone can be apart of.
"We wanna help anybody anywhere and so we'll leave the immigration, and leave a lot of the issues to politicians so they can do government work. We just have to get involved in the work of the church."
Chy'von Washington said she hopes the president will be open to receiving people from those countries since they lack the resources that America can provide.
"A lot of people need help through other countries, and I feel like everybody should come to the united states if they feel like they wanted to," she said.