'Mom and Pop philanthropists' lend helping hand to Haitians
Among the U.S. Haitian community, time has not lessened the impact of the quake that struck on Jan. 12, 2010, leaving hundreds of thousands dead and more than a million still homeless. Ever since, it seems even the most ordinary Haitian-Americans have transformed into mom-and-pop philanthropists. There is hardly a person of Haitian descent who hasn't felt the need to help out — even in the smallest of ways. It's a kind of micro-aid that is tiny in scale but largely consistent.