Assemblywoman Weinstein attends Vigil for Haitian Earthquake Victims

Brooklyn Assemblywoman Helene Weinstein joined the NAACP, Governor David Paterson, local elected officials and religious leaders outside the Haitian Consulate of New York in Manhattan at a unity vigil Wednesday evening January 13th for the victims of the catastrophic earthquake in Haiti. “My prayers and thoughts are with the people of Haiti and their families living in New York during this difficult time,” said Assemblywoman Weinstein. There a number of ways that you may help and below you will find some of the organizations providing relief efforts in Haiti: Friends United Block AssociationEarthquake Relief Drop Off Collecting non-perishables & clothing can be dropped off at the Friends United Block Association Youth Center 1045 Remsen Avenue (corner of Farragut Rd) in Brooklyn. For additional information call 1-718-649-6538 Diaspora Community Services
Diaspora Community Services – Medical Center site in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti
Call 1-718-399-0200. Haitian Americans United for ProgressEarthquake Relief
Call 1-718-527-3776. UNICEF - Haiti Earthquake Relief
Call 1-800-486-4233 Clinton Foundation - Haiti Relief and Recovery Efforts
Call 1-501-748-0471 American Red CrossEarthquake Relief
Call 1-800-733-2767 Doctors Without BordersHaiti Earthquake Relief
Call 1-888-392-0392 A list of additional organizations can be be found at