Haiti Disaster: How to Help

“I heard a sound like a grumbling, then a drumbeat, as if something wanted to burst from the belly of the earth.”

– Patrice Dumont, a teacher from the town of Leogane, west of Port Au Prince.

Weeks later, aftershocks continue to rock Haiti. The needs in Haiti will be severe and long-term as we all know the painful images coming out of the country only scratch the surface of the overwhelming devastation and suffering there.

If you haven’t had the opportunity to give yet, here are links to organizations we recommend for donating to Haiti:

Also, if you or someone you know is a registered nurse, the National Nurses Union is coordinating volunteers to go to Haiti. Contact the RN Response Network: www.NationalNursesUnited.org. Those interested in providing volunteer assistance should contact the Center for International Disaster Information: http://www.cidi.org.

The labor movement has shown an outpouring of support for our Haitian brothers and sisters.

Our brothers and sisters of Virginia’s IAFF locals were among the very first on the scene in Haiti performing rescue operations as they join International and local unions across the country in providing direct aid in Haiti as well as collecting donations.


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