NAACP thanks it's supporters for the $200,000 that helped fund four projects to help the country rebuild itself
ABOVE PHOTO: Members of the Haitian Congress to Fortify Haiti with government leaders, NAACP Chair, COO, National Board Members and staff.
(Photos courtesy of NAACP)
Our work doesn’t stop at America’s borders, and I want you to know what your support has made possible.
In the wake of the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti, the NAACP funded four projects with the $200,000 that incredible NAACP supporters like you donated to help the country rebuild.
Last month, I had the chance to lead an NAACP delegation to Haiti to check on our progress. It was inspiring.
PHOTO: Santo Community — in Haiti.
Take a look at the photo album of our trip, and share it with others who would be interested in seeing the global impact of their NAACP support.
The four projects we helped fund were The Global Orphan Project, The Haitian Congress to Fortify Haiti, The Haiti Support Project, and Habitat for Humanity. They each provide a vital civil service severely lacking after a natural disaster — hot meals and education for Haitian youth, job initiatives, long-term sustainable community development, and home construction.
And, as you can see in the album, these projects are having a huge impact. I saw great struggle as I toured the country — but I also heard stories of triumph and survival. Folks who had once lived in tent cities, now living in homes — children who had lost their families, studying and smiling.
I was impressed with all the young civil society leaders we met — both Haitian nationals and Haitian Americans who had returned home to help their countrymen in a time of great strife. Our delegation met with Haitian President Michel Martelly to discuss civil rights and human rights as they relate to a number of important issues, including education, health care, and economic sustainability. The work of these amazing people, and supporters like you, make me believe the future for this nation is bright.
Take a look at the album to see our trip, and share it today:
To all who supported our efforts in the wake of the earthquake, thank you for making a tremendous difference.
Roslyn M. Brock, Chairman
NAACP National Board of Directors
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