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During thesix months since the Western Hemisphere's worst natural disaster, the Pan American Development Foundation and its partners assisted more than 1.3 million Haitians, as well as strengthened vital community organizations and coordinated with the government to ensure long-term success of on-the-ground recovery efforts. (www.ImUnitedforHaiti.org)

"We are proud of our achievements but we are reminded that more than a million Haitians are still homeless and urgently need help,"says Jimmy Jean-Louis, the actor and spokesperson for PADF's recovery efforts in Haiti. "Please visit www.ImUnitedforHaiti.org to learn what we have been doing to improve their lives."

As census takers across the nation finish the 2010 Census door-to-door follow-up operation, the U.S. Census Bureau has entered the quality assurance phase, where select households around the country will be contacted by a census worker. Three major operations occur this summer that mark the peak of efforts to ensure data accuracy.

The 2010 Census is on schedule and significantly under budget but not fully completed. The Census Bureau systematically re-interviews 5 percent of the households that each census worker visits to confirm that all of the 600,000 census takers followed training protocols and produced accurate data.

Global Development Consultants, Inc. (GDC), an innovative urban housing, real estate, design and construction company dedicated to new urbanism and sustainable living, on July 7, 2010 unveiled its state of the art housing concept designed for durability, efficiency and ease of use. The distinctive housing units, on display today at Miami City Hall, will be made out of retrofitted shipping containers, built in Miami and ready to be shipped across the globe to fulfill housing needs in countries in need of sustainable and efficient dwellings for their citizens.

Civil rights icon, Ambassador Andrew J. Young, Chairman of the Southern Africa Enterprise Development Fund (SAEDF), will deliver the keynote address on International Trade at a Fundraiser on Tuesday, July 6, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. at the Fort Lauderdale Women's Club building at 15 South East 1st Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301.

In addition to promoting international trade, particularly with Africa and developing nations in Latin America and the Caribbean, the event will raise funds for Haiti relief and development efforts and for Lauderhill Vice Mayor and candidate for Broward County Commission, District 9, Dale Holness.

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