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The NAACP’s “inspiring work in Haiti”

Posted by Newsroom On April - 4 - 2013
The NAACP’s work doesn’t stop at America’s borders. In the wake of the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti, the NAACP funded four projects with the $200,000 that incredible NAACP supporters donated to help the country rebuild. Last month, Roslyn M. Brock, Chairman of the NAACP National Board of Directors, led an NAACP delegation to Haiti to check on their progress, “It was inspiring,” she said.

The four projects the NAACP 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.
Said Brock: “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.
To all who supported our efforts in the wake of the earthquake, thank you for making a tremendous difference,” added Brock.
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