23 Aug HAPC CALLS FOR COORDINATED RELIEF EFFORTS FOR HAITI EARTHQUAKE
In response to the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that struck Haiti’s southwestern coast on Saturday, August 14, 2021, the Haitian American Professionals Coalition (HAPC) held a press conference at The Little Haiti Cultural Center in Miami, Florida on Thursday, August 19, 2021. The press conference was also broadcasted live on The Haitian American’s Facebook page as well as the L’Union Suite Instagram account. Several other media outlets were on site, including CBS 4, NBC 6, OneShow Pam, The Miami Herald, and WLRN 7.
As damage assessment continues on the ground, HAPC member organizations will provide updates regarding current efforts taking place and address needs that have been identified by community leaders, partners, and service organizations working with Haitian officials. “Having learned where some of the gaps in service were while efforts to rebuild after the catastrophic 2010 earthquake were ongoing, we understand the importance of transparency, communication, and collaboration”
– Dr. Marie Guerda Nicolas, HAPC Chairwoman.