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Our Man in Haiti – Part 2

We’re told that food, water, and medical supplies are starting to get through, and that things are becoming, not normal, but what they’re going to be for a long time to come: a massive, long-term operation to rebuild and recover.

Our Man in Haiti – Part 1

Upper West Side CERT’s own George Contreras is in Haiti providing emergency medical care to survivors of the 7.0 earthquake that devastated the island on January 12. Contreras deployed with New York City Medics http://www.nycmedics.org and is leading an eleven-person team that includes physicians, nurses, physician’s assistants, and paramedics.

New Yorkers for Haiti Open Hearts and Wallets

New Yorkers for Haiti convened at a club in Harlem last night and, with little more than 24 hours notice, filled it with a phalanx of public officials, local businesses, relief organizations, and concerned individuals eager to support the Haiti relief effort.

How You Can Help in the Haiti Relief Effort

Making a financial contribution to a volunteer agency involved in disaster relief is often the most sensible and efficient way of helping people in need after a disaster.