Haitian Heritage and Friends of Haiti marked the one year anniversary of their trip to bring relief efforts to Haiti following the January 12, 2010 earthquake. For those living in Charlotte who are familiar with this local group, it may seem hard to believe this much time has passed.
The health of those living in Haiti remains a constant concern for Haitian Heritage and Friends of Haiti as well as other groups in Charlotte involved with relief efforts. Although much has been done to bring medical supplies as well as food, water and clothing to those remaining in Haiti, there is more to be done.
Haitian Heritage and Friends of Haiti, also referred to as HHFoH, is a group based in Charlotte. This organization and other groups have worked together to gather donations and collect items to meet the daily needs of those who survived the earthquake in Haiti in 2010.
To improve the health conditions of those living in Haiti portable bathrooms are being delivered to Haiti with the help of Haitian Heritage and Friends of Haiti.
Those following the details of the efforts of churches in Charlotte, HHFoH, as well as other charitable organizations know some local residents have been making donations for Haiti for decades.
The earthquake that occurred in Haiti on January 12, 2010 compounded what may have already seemed like an impossible situation. Medical personnel, an ambulance that HHFoH was able to bring to Haiti, medical supplies and civilian volunteers were greatly appreciated by those in Haiti. A second ambulance will be delivered this year to be used as a mobile clinic.
According to information that was published on Wikipedia.org, the government in Haiti estimates more than 300,000 people were killed, and another 300,000 were left homeless following the earthquake of 2010. The work in Haiti will no doubt continue for generations.
Sabine Guerrier, currently serving as President of Haitian Heritage and Friends of Haiti, stated the following in a recent communication:
“The preparation was equally as important as going there……….We couldn’t have done it without the hard work of the Charlotte Community who donated hours of volunteer time collecting supplies, sorting and packaging them, driving to Miami to ship them, etc…. The collaborative work from the community made us successful and I am eternally grateful.”
For more details about what is being done by Charlotte groups such as Haitian Heritage and Friends of Haiti, view this site. Anyone wanting to contact HHFoH may do so with details on the site.
Also, a video about relief efforts that Haitian Heritage and Friends of Haiti will continue to be involved in can be seen on www.youtube.com by following this link.