Northern Coalition Haiti Earthquake Relief
In August 2010, we, members of the Haitian American Association for the Progress and Advancement of Cap-Haitien, Inc. (HAAPAC) and of the Haitian American Social Cultural Alliance, Inc. (HASCA), decided to join forces to work together on some of the relief efforts that our alma mater, HAITI, desperately requires.
We had identified a serious need for Healthcare assistance in the Northern region of Haiti. Shortly after the tragic January 12, 2010 earthquake of cataclysmic devastation, thousands of survivors migrated to Cap-Haitian and surrounding towns. Many of these quake victims continued to seek medical and surgical care in the two major hospitals in the region: “Hôpital Justinien” in Cap-Haitien and “Hôpital du Sacré-Cœur” in the nearby town of Milot. Moreover, the month of August had historically been known to have a substantial decrease in the local Healthcare workforce because of staff vacation. This would have undoubtedly put a lot more strains on an already precarious Healthcare system.
For these concerns, we put together a broad coalition (2010 Northern Coalition Haiti Earthquake Relief) of Healthcare professionals and volunteers to travel to Cap-Haitien from August 14th to August 21th 2010, to provide much needed psychological, medical and post-surgical care to patients seeking solace at “Hôpital Justinien”. This effort was a true coalition of volunteers who collaborated to help realize this project.
More than ever, when our beloved HAITI needed the help of each and every one of us, we rose to the occasion. We thank everyone for their help and generosity.
You can view the following Haiti Earthquake Relief and Assistance invitation letter.
You can find more information in the fundraising letter, and view the photo album of this project by following the links below.
Coalition Health Fair Album on Facebook