Feb 2, Tues: I hope to return to Haiti in the near future, and although I don't foresee leaving NYC before next Monday, I do have an urgent and timely request from Jim regarding a group of 90 orphans in desperate need of food, water, tents to sleep in, and medical care. We learned about the orphans only a few days ago, when we met Bishop Louis Marcel Pierre, the caretaker of 60 of the orphans. Jim Kushner had been asked to contact the Bishop by Dr. Pierre Morninglane, whom Jim had met at the Inwood Rotary Club. We managed to find the bishop in his parish (St. Matthews) this past Saturday in Croix de Bouquet, a town just north of Port-au-Prince that is receiving little to no help from the outside. As we were leaving the parish, another woman approached us in the street and told us about another 30 orphans who are suffering the same plight. Jim is trying to coordinate a team of doctors and aid workers to take medical supplies and food to the 90 children.
Rotary Service Above Self recipient Jim Kushner of Inwood Rotary Club is very determined. The victims of Haiti need our help. Jim is a Rotarian who will make sure that our help will get to the right places.
Please contact Past District Governor Helen Reisler, who is point person for Jim Kushner. Call her at 914.277.3117 or 718.622.2148. You can also e-mail Helen at firstname.lastname@example.org .