We are a group of people of Haitian origin, many of us with family members, friends, former professors, and neighbors who have perished in the earthquake of January 12th 2010 and its aftershocks.
We have been watching powerlessly the immense devastation and countless loss of lives, massive displacements, absolute miseries of the survivors, unclaimed children whose parents may have perished in the tragedy, and the resulting psychological imprints.
We have also seen the crumbling down of our former schools, universities, churches, theaters, hospitals, together with the main buildings housing the basic institutions of the country and other memorable sites.
We have come to realize that although we contribute to organizations that are making a difference in the country, sitting back in front of the TV watching with teary eyes and sympathetic feelings for the survivors and their insurmountable plight was truly not enough.
We exchanged many ideas and decided that
since lots of people have been relocated to the country side, we would start
with a small effort to help support the most affected of the population in the
Many friends, neighbors, and colleagues, saddened by the situation have also come along in support of the effort.
Our hope is that many people, especially those of Haitian origin will join hands to broaden this action and keep it going until the country regains some stability allowing its people to rebuild their lives.