From the Desk of Assemblyman Charles D. Lavine
The heartbreaking news of the catastrophic earthquake that hit the small island nation of Haiti on Jan. 12 has caught the attention of people the world over. The great melting pot that is New York has a large Haitian community and many of our neighbors are suffering in heart and soul along with their friends and relatives on the devastated island. Many people with no personal connection other than a concern for their fellow man are looking to aid the victims of this enormous natural disaster.
The Red Cross has announced that monetary donations are what is most immediately needed. I would ask all who would like to help to contact one of the following organizations, which are established and responsible, to make a donation:
MercyCorps – Haiti Earthquake Relief
UNICEF - Haiti Earthquake Relief
Clinton Foundation – Haiti Relief and Recovery Efforts
American Red Cross – Earthquake Relief
Doctors Without Borders – Haiti Earthquake Relief
A list of additional organizations can be be found at
Thank you all for your generosity.