On January 12, 2013, the Charlotte community will remember the earthquake that devastated Haiti in 2010. Many residents in the Charlotte area have been actively involved in helping groups offering assistance to Haiti.
A recent communication from Sabine Guerrier, President of Haitian Heritage & Friends of Haiti, included the following details about the event that will be held at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 1000 East Morehead Street in Charlotte:
Haitian Heritage & Friends of Haiti (HHFoH) is having a FREE commemorative event of the 2010 devastating earthquake that struck Haiti. Each year since the disaster, the organization meets in honor of the 3 million people who were impacted by the 7.0 magnitude quake.
This year, Haitian Heritage & Friends of Haiti (HHFoH) is having current Haitian Senator Moise Jean-Charles meet with the Charlotte community for a "tête-á-tête". The event will be held on Saturday, January 12, 2013.
It was reported that the earthquake killed an estimated 316,000 people, 300,000 had been injured and 1,000,000 made homeless. The government of Haiti also estimated that 250,000 residences and 30,000 commercial buildings had collapsed or were severely damaged.
WHAT: Poem, folklore dance, update on recent trip to Haiti, and Q/A with a seating Haitian Senator
WHO: Hosted by Haitian Heritage & Friends of Haiti (HHFoH)
WHEN: January 12, 2013
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Covenant Presbyterian Church
1000 East Morehead St.
Charlotte, NC 28204
WHY: A remembrance event for the earthquake victims and the continuous plight of those who have been affected by the quake.
At this event guests will be able to speak with Senator Jean-Charles Moïse about the situation in Haiti. Readers will recall local churches and non-profit groups such as Haitian Heritage & Friends of Haiti have worked continually to assist Haiti.
For those not familiar with the Charlotte area, a map is included below this article showing the location of Covenant Presbyterian Church.
Haitian Heritage & Friends of Haiti, also known as HHFoH, is a 501(c)3 organization. Please view their website for more details about this group.
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