The short term effects of the Haiti earthquake are buildings and roads destroyed, lack of food and clean drinking water, and lack of temporary shelter and drugs and medicines. The long term effects are the economic problems of trying to rebuild houses and businesses, and children who have been left with no parents. We believe that Rotarians can best assist Haiti with the long term goals.

This can be achieved by: 1. Preparation of the club to respond to national or international disasters in close collaboration with other New York Rotary Clubs, the District Governor and Rotary International. In particular, to work closely with the Rotary International Action Groups to ensure coordination and consistency for Rotary assistance. 2. To acquaint Rotary Club of New York members with avenues for giving and assisting with the Rotary Club Partnerships in recipient countries. 3. To work closely with the New York Rotary Foundation on disaster contributions and earmarking of the donor’s contributions.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Port au Prince Rotary Club: A letter from the Past President

Working with Rotary club of Port au Prince, Haiti
Dear Fellow Rotarians of Haiti:

Rotarians from the New York City area would like to extended deep condolences and unwavering support for your community and all the people of Haiti. This earthquake seems especially cruel and unimaginable since Haiti already has a long history of hardship and suffering. Our thoughts and prayers are with the many Haitians and their families who are suffering from this terrible tragedy.
A number of Rotary Clubs in the New York City area would like to provide to your club with some funding for humanitarian assistance. Please let us know where we could send monetary donations so that your Rotary club could provide some assistant to those in your community.
God bless you all,
Thomas V. McConnon
Rotary Club of New York

Dear Thomas:

I am Ronald Lilavois Past presidnt of the Rotary Club of Port au Prince . We greatly appreciate your concern .We didn 't meet yet to plan the actions to be taken . AS soon as we have a plan will contact you.

Thank you
Ronald Lilavois
Past President 2008 2009

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