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On January 14, 2010 The Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners voted for the Office of Chairman Dennis C. Moss to donate $25,000 to Food for the Poor and another $25,000 to the Red Cross, Inc. to help Haiti during these difficult times. Commissioner Katy Sorenson joins in by donating $5,000 to the American Red Cross, Inc and another $5,000 to Doctors without Borders. The Chairman appointed Commissioner Audrey M. Edmonson to coordinate the Haiti relief efforts on behalf of the Board of County Commissioners, (BCC).
Maria Noa Habchi addressing attendees of the Haiti fundraiser in Toronto.More than CAD $350,000 was raised for the survivors of the Haiti earthquake from West Indian musicians, an Israeli entertainer, three Canadian companies and a Jewish philanthropy.And, if that's not multinational enough - the fundraising drive was organized by a young lady from the South Pacific working with a Caribbean media organization.
Commissioner Joe A. Martinez addresses members of Miami Baptist Church and residents about donation drop-off sites for Haiti. (Photo credits: Ryan Holloway/Miami-Dade County)Commissioner Joe A. Martinez joined local organizations in a press conference at the Miami Baptist Church, citing additional support around Miami-Dade for the devastated island of Haiti. Led by Pastor Robert Myers, the Miami Baptist Association has agreed to work with the County Commission with the goal of collecting one million tents and cots for Haitians left homeless by the 7.0-magnitude earthquake that hit last week.
{mosimgae}Brooklyn, NY: The mother of all Caribbean festivals in the United States, the 43rd annual West Indian Carnival Festival 2010 kicked off earlier this week with a successful press reception in Manhattan that was attended by scores of media and VIP guests who gathered to hear important details of this year’s celebration. The Brooklyn-anchored historic event, often described as the largest parade and festival in the United States attracts over 3.5 million participants annually, effectively pulling more people than the entire population of the island of Jamaica.
Lifesaving supplies from Catholic Relief Services (CRS) are reaching desperate survivors in quake-shattered Port-au-Prince, Haiti. CRS is distributing food and water from its warehouses in the Haitian capital and the city of Les Cayes. Additional aid is on its way from CRS’ supplies in the neighboring Dominican Republic.
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